Any person who the child has lived with for a period of at least three of the last five years can apply for a Residence or a Contact Order.

Who can apply for the court orders?

  • A parent, guardian or special guardian of the child;
  • A step-parent with parental responsibility;
  • Any person with a residence order.

or

  • Any person who has obtained the permission of the court to make the application.

In particular, for a Residence or a Contact Order, the following people can apply:

  • Any party to a marriage (whether or not it still exists) in relation to whom the child is a child of the family;
  • Any civil partner in a civil partnership where the child is a child of the family;
  • Any person who the child has lived with for a period of at least three of the last five years.

If you need the court's permission you must complete a separate form asking the court to allow you to bring the application.

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