UK Family Law
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You do not necessarily have to pay a fee to go to court for contact. You are allowed to apply for a child arrangement order to spend time with the child/ren. You would need to make an application after mediation (MIAM) and then the court would consider firstly that you are allowed to make an application and then the application. You can apply for the child/ren to live with you although if she has been living with the SGO for some time then the court would need a compelling welfare issue to consider a change in where the child lives. You do not need a solicitor to make the application.
Follow these steps to apply for a court order.
Read the guidance - http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/cb001-eng.pdf
Fill in the C100 court form
Send it to your court.
It costs £215 to apply for a court order.
You may be able to get help with court fees if you’re on benefits or a low income. I would be very happy to discuss. Please remember to rate positively for me - thanks
Thank you for your question and for asking for me.
Before I can give a detailed answer I need to know how old the children are and where their mother is
When did you last see the children - and what contact did you have with them in the past
What contact does your daughter have?
Is it your plan to live in the UK? What do you want to achieve?
Is your daughter's relationship with her husband now at an end and has her mental health improved? if so has she considered asking for more contact?
Excuse the interruptions from my colleague, what are you trying to achieve from any order?