Divorce and separation involving children
You’ll be referred to as the ‘applicant’ if you brought the case, for example you filed the divorce papers.
You’ll be known as the ‘respondent’ if you’ve received divorce papers or a request for a separation, or a contact order or residence order for a child.
Before you go to court
You must normally go to mediation before you go to court.
The court will not hear your case until you send them a C100 form.
Read guidance about whether you should take your case to court.
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