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If you and the other parent can agree a change to the order, then you are entitled to do this without going to court. But if the two of you don't agree, then you have to return to court to vary the order. No, the judge would not vary the order without having a further hearing and the other party being involved. You state that you have to correspond with the judge directly - is this because there is a s91(14) order on you? Can you attach a copy of the order.
You cannot just add clauses, these would need to be discussed in court with both parties and a judge would make a decision as to whether to include it in the order after hearing all evidence.
The family court dealing with the child arrangements do not deal with the financial side of separation/divorce/child maintenance. You need a court order for this - if you don't already have a financial settlement on divorce.
If you want to re-assess child maintenance, you need to go to the CMS.
He doesn't have to legally pay more than the minimum - it's unfortunate but that is the law unless you have a consent order that states he shares additional expenses.
Yes you should try mediation before applying to court for a variation.
If mediation doesn't work or he doesn't engage, you will have your form signed by the mediator and will meet the requirement by doing so and can then apply to court.
There was no further order made - so the order of September applies.
It's relevant because it doesn't make any sense to me, hence wanting to see what the order actually said - but the order you copied is just a record of what happened on the day in January, it doesn't actually order anything at all and makes no reference to the clause you mention.
Can I see a copy of the September order if you want a comment on what the clause says.
That's just a standard clause stating the matter will be allocated to the same judge if either party applies, it's not specific to you individually, it applies to either of you.
No problem at all.
You need to apply to court to vary is the short answer, and the other party will be notified of the hearing as is normal.