Going to court

Going to court

If an agreement cannot be reached, an application is sent to the court, although this sometimes happens right away if there are urgent issues to be resolved.

In order to issue a court application, you will need to confirm that you have attended a MIAM, or have an exemption which means you don’t need to. A Resolution member can talk you through this process.

The court will then issue a formal timetable of next steps. If the court process reaches what is called the Final Hearing, the court has broad discretion to reach a final decision and make a Court Order, based on what the judge thinks fair.

Resolution lawyer can support you though the court process to help you reach a fair outcome as quickly and cost effectively as possible, and with the least amount of stress for you and your family.