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Have you made a formal application to adjourn the court hearing or just emailed the court directly?
I see. Normally to apply to adjourn you do need to make a formal application with a C2 application form.
You have very good reasons to do so, particularly the clash with the Christmas celebration at the cathedral.
I don't expect the court will allow an adjournment unless you make an application. It can be dealt with as a paper exercise, without you needing to attend in person or even by telephone. The cost of applying to adjourn is £53.
You can also ask in this application to move the adjourned hearing to an online platform rather than being in person.
The C2 form you need to file is here:
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Yes I thought you would need a C2 application.
If you look at the leaflet EX50 on the www.gov.uk site, it's pretty clear that a without notice application to adjourn should cost £53, not £167.
I would check with the court again as I think they are incorrect on the fee for a simple without notice application to adjourn.
You can also get a fee exemption or reduction if you have a low income - see here:
Yes it's my view that it should be £53. You could make this simpler by getting dad to agree to the adjournment on the basis that it's a clash with the Christmas service (presumably he may want to see that too)?
If dad agrees then it's an application by consent - which is definitely £53!
You don't need his permission to ask to adjourn, it just makes the process simpler.
As for HWF, I'm not a legal aid solicitor and as such I cannot advise specifically on the terms for acceptance.
You can submit the HWF application to the court at the same time as the C2.
As to timescales the court will advise on that point.
No, its still arguably £53 without his consent as it's a simple request to adjourn. Honestly the decision on the papers will take a judge about 30 seconds.
The HWF should be approved by then, you have plenty of time.
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Yes you can do this via email.