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Hi, I’m Lea and I will be assisting you with your query today.
I am very sorry to hear about your dilemma, but will do my best to provide you with advice and guidance on what to do next. Do you mean a child arrangements order? Is the mother not engaging with the proceedings at all? Who has applied for the NMO? What has the court ordered so far?
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This is a Q&A site, so we can give general guidance. You can instruct a solicitor to take on your case, which will cost anywhere between £150-£500 per hour plus VAT per hour, more for some solicitors. I cannot say how much overall your case will cost you as it seems the other party uses a lot of delaying tactics which will inevitably rack up the costs, probably quite substantially.
Given that you have been subjected to abuse, you may be eligible for legal aid - see here www.gov.uk/check-legal-aid
You can find a solicitor here: solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk
You shouldn't accept an undertaking, as you clearly deduced, since it was not you that was abusive.
You can try to claim your costs but they are very rarely awarded in private family law matters. The judge would decide.
Yes, usually. But put a costs schedule in if you wish and ask for your costs - the judge will decide.
Yes, a solicitor will do it if you have one. You won't really have many costs if you don't have a solicitor anyway. Just the court fees, and any costs you had preparing paperwork etc.
The issue with the water company has nothing to do with an NMO. Sort it out with the company.
No it doesn't. Just inform the water company that you don't live there and never have.
Incidentally, whilst you remain married, you remain financially associated so that may explain the link. Divorce and a clean break order will resolve any future linking.
All the best.