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Enforcing Child Arrangement Orders

Enforcement Contact With Orders
Enforcement Live With Orders
Enforcement Prohibitive Step Orders
Enforcement Specific Issue Orders

If you have a live with order and your ex hasn't returned your child(ren) from contact a specific issues order may be more appropriate.

Early Resolution

Following a court order sometimes things don't go according to plan.

The first thing to consider is do you want to challenge the plan that isn't working?

What is it that isn't working?

An early challenge may be enough to get things back on track.

Lisa can help you negotiate those discussions with your ex-partner.


There is a greater emphasis on negotiations, as a member of Resolution, Lisa promotes this whenever possible.

If your case ends up going into the court arena there will be an expectation that resolving differences has been attempted.

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Contact Order

Where your ex is refusing to see your child(ren)

Following a court order sometimes things don't go according to plan.

The first thing to consider is do you want to challenge the plan that isn't working?

Your ex-partner isn't If contact isn't happening a court order to say it should be taking place, won't make much difference. At the end of the day no-one can make someone see their child. 

The difficulty you have here is that your ex's lack of commitment impacts on your child(ren). They might believe that it is you that is stopping the contact.

Explore your options, fill in a form for Lisa to contact you or book an hour initial appointment with Lisa - it's free with no obligation.

Contact Order When Your ex Doesn't Stick to Agreed Times or Duration

Following a court order sometimes things don't go according to plan.

The first thing to consider is do you want to challenge the plan that isn't working?

Does your ex always collects or brings back your child(ren) late or maybe they cancel at the last minute but expects your to make the child available at their whim?

You can ask the court to tell your ex that they need to do as the order says. There can be consequences to ignoring a court order and if needed you can ask the court to enforce it by ordering contempt of court.

Fill in a form for Lisa to contact you or book an hour initial appointment with Lisa - it's free with no obligation.

Shared Live With

A shared care or live with order does not mean that your child lives with your and your ex in equal parts. 

If your ex has started to demand different weeks, different days or with ad hoc times that is different to the order you can ask the court to enforce the original order.

If you want the current order changing you must make a new application to the court.

 

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Prohibitive Steps Order

A prohibitive steps order is for things that will impact on the child in a negative way.

An example of this is: 
Your ex-partner has said that they are going to take your child abroad without your permission, often this is to a country where it would be difficult to get the child returned to the UK from.

Have the court granted you a prohibitive steps order in the past? Is your ex-partner going against the previous order? You can apply to the court to enforce that order.

Fill in a form for Lisa to contact you or book an hour initial appointment with Lisa - it's free with no obligation.

Specific Issues Order

A specific issues order is for things that will impact on the child in a negative way.

An example of this is: 
Your ex-partner has kept your five year old child following contact. Not returning them to you mean that they do not have their medication which you have had to have special training for.

Have the court granted you a prohibitive steps order in the past? Is your ex-partner going against the previous order? You can apply to the court to enforce that order.

Fill in a form for Lisa to contact you or book an hour initial appointment with Lisa - it's free with no obligation.

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