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From a logistical point of view can you make this work?
Do you both live close to his school?
Is your son openly saying that he would like to spend more time with you?
OK, then in this case you will need to apply to the court to have the order amended. 50/50 care is still not the norm, but in circumstances such as yours it should work, particularly if your son is expressing a wish for this, and given your clear commitment to contact to date.
You need to apply back to court - and this has to be preceded by mediation. Did you go to mediation last time?
OK - you are obviously way past that now though.
You need to apply for mediation first as the court won't accept an application to amend the order unless you have tried this.
The process is started by booking a mediation assessment appointment - see here for a link to find your local mediator:
Following that, if the mediation does not succeed in a successful agreement, you can apply to the family court to amend you child arrangements order, setting out the living arrangements and contact arrangements that you would now like to see.
This is on form c100:
You send 3 copies of this form to the local family court centre. There will be a court hearing after you send the form in and a family court adviser will be there in attendance too (from CAFCASS - as before).
The application costs £215.00, and you can represent yourself.
Is there anything I can clarify for you?
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