Court Forms

Completing the C100 Form

The C100 Form is the most common form used to apply for orders in the family court. Completing it is relatively simple, and this guide and checklist will help you. The C100 Form should be used for applications for the following types of court order:

  • Contact Orders
  • Residence Orders
  • Shared Residence Orders
  • Prohibited Steps Orders
  • Specific Issue Orders


A copy can be downloaded here

It costs £215 to apply for a court order. You may be able to get help with court fees if you’re on benefits or a low income.

We recommend reading the detailed advice at the following website

Note the terminology below

Applicant: The person applying for a court order.

CAFCASS: The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (for more information about CAFCASS and their role, see our guide on CAFCASS).

Filing: Delivering a copy of court forms or other documents to the Family Court.

Respondent: The other party involved in, and who will be replying to, your application to court. If you are a separating parent, this will most likely be the children´s other parent.

Position Statement: Position statements give a brief summary of matters for the court to consider and your ´position´ (what you want to happen).

Proceedings: Your legal case.



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