Making child arrangements if you divorce or separate

5. Apply for a court order

Follow these steps to apply for a court order.

  1. Read guidance CB001 on making an application.

  2. Fill in the C100 court form. You must show you’ve attended a meeting about mediation first - except in certain cases (there’s been domestic abuse, for example).

  3. Send it to the nearest court that deals with cases involving children.

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.