When an existing court order is not followed, there are two ways to deal with it, both of which Simon will discuss.  If the better option is to apply for Enforcement, an application needs to be made together with a statement setting out the breaches, costs lost and what you want the court to do about the breach.

At the first hearing it is common for excuses to be put forward by the parent that has breached the order and the court will either deal with the breaches at that point, or go to a second hearing having perhaps had the situation investigated.

Enforcement includes:

  • Discussing your situation and the available options
  • Preparing an application and supporting statement
  • Discussing both documents and revising if necessary


  • Revising the documents if necessary
  • Sending you both documents 
  • Advising you on the court procedure and how to deal with the hearing