If you and your wife no longer together then you need to make arrangements order regarding your kids.
You and your ex can avoid going to court hearings if you mutually agree on:
where the children will live
how much time they’ll spend with each parent
You can agree on child maintenance at the same time
If you both are not agreeing on the child arrangement conditions, you can go for a mediation service to get help in preparing to make arrangements and reaching an agreement with your partner.
So, if you and your Ex do not agree on where the children live, their custody & contact, and financial support you can take the help of a mediator, local citizen Advice Bureau.
If you are not able to reach an agreement mutually or with the help of a mediator, you can apply to the court to decide and make a child arrangement order.
However, You must show you’ve attended a meeting to see if mediation is right for you before applying to a court.
You can approach your local council /citizen advice bureau , most of them have family mediation services.
Else you can find a local mediator using the below weblink-
If mediation fails to work, then you can apply to the court for child arrangements orders. please click the below web link for the relevant webform C100 -
If you are in receipt of benefits , then fill below EX160 form for getting the court fee waived.
I hope this helps.
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