- 1 Post By Nick11
How Long Will a Case Officer Wait??
Our application involves a RFJ hearing, probably in October sometime, and our Barrister seems to need to know how long a Case Officer will wait on a result before closing the application. Does anyone know?
We got our Case officer in May and have completed Meds and Police Checks so its just the RFJ Hearing to go and this wont happen until October. I'm guessing they will wait for six months??
Sorry to be thick but what's a rfj?
its a Removal from Jurisdiction Hearing to get permission from the courts to take my step daughter with us.
Thought it was something like that.
Personally I'd be on the phone to your case officier explaining the situation or asking your agent to do it. You really can't leave it and do nothing.
Maybe a letter from your barrister may help. If you go on british expats - there a lots of threads on this.
Hi, think they can leave it for a very long time but someone may have a definite answer. Is there absolutely no chance of resolving outside of court. We were all prepared to go to court but OH's ex signed a stat dec for consent to leave UK to live in Australia. From our research, as long as you are well prepared, they nearly always side with the party moving assuming the kids are usually residing with those parents. Obviuosly, not all people will always be happy but the costs involved are better suited to travel cost for contact. Bear in mind a court agreement from the ex's point of view is usually meaningless as it cannot be enforced - unless there is some provsion for monies to placed in trust. Mirror agreements to be avoided but that's really the only way the remaing parent can have any legal rights - RFJ means exactly that.
Originally Posted by Kevin Quinn