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Alternative Dispute Resolution Scheme: Template
Alternative Dispute Resolution Scheme: Template
A template letter that shows you how you can start the ADR/mediation process, and vital information about costs in civil proceedings....
Applying for Custody: Court Procedure
Applying for Custody: Court Procedure
Are you trying to get custody of your children? Find out all about residence orders, what's involved, and how the court decides where children should live....
Breach of Contact or Residence Order: What to Do
Breach of Contact or Residence Order: What to Do
How do you know if a contact or residence order (now a child arrangements order) has been breached? What should you do if your ex partner is constantly breaching a…...
Cafcass Staff: A Broad Cross Section of Society?
Cafcass Staff: A Broad Cross Section of Society?
Every year, Cafcass officers are the subject of many complaints from people who have dealings with them. Find out about the main concerns and suggestions for reform here....
Creating a Skeleton Argument for Court
Creating a Skeleton Argument for Court
If you are a party to a contested or final hearing, you may need to produce a skeleton argument for the court. In order to do this, you will need to know what should…...
Duty of Care: When Your Solicitor Won't Contact You
Duty of Care: When Your Solicitor Won't Contact You
Is your family law solicitor ignoring your calls? Do you feel as though you're being kept in the dark as to the progress of your case? Find out what you are entitled…...
Equality in the Family Courts: Letter from Separated Dads to P.M
Equality in the Family Courts: Letter from Separated Dads to P.M
An open letter to the government, opposition leaders and newspapers demanding action on fathers' treatment in the family courts....
Legal Aid Withdrawal: How to Represent Yourself
Legal Aid Withdrawal: How to Represent Yourself
Being a litigant in person in a family law case is becoming more common since the withdrawal of public funding. There are some imminent changes in the law that you…...
Preparation for Contested Hearings: A Checklist
Preparation for Contested Hearings: A Checklist
If you are a party to a contested hearing, make sure you are fully prepared by reading this checklist....
Recommended Reading For Separated Dads
Recommended Reading For Separated Dads
A guide to what to read if you are a separated dad including emotion, support, finances and court....
Representing Yourself in Court
Representing Yourself in Court
If you're not eligible for legal aid or don't want to use a lawyer for your case, you may be considering representing yourself. Find out here how to apply for various…...
Specific Issue Orders
Specific Issue Orders
Find out all about Specific Issue Orders: what they are, who can apply for one and the court procedure for obtaining one....
The Different Types of Court Orders
A summary of the different Court Orders available, as well as a look at the difference between care orders and supervision orders to explain the duties of Local…...
Understanding the Remission System
Understanding the Remission System
The Remission system is there to help ensure that access to the courts is not restricted because of an individual's inability to pay the fees....
Using a Barrister in Family Cases
Using a Barrister in Family Cases
Are you being represented by a barrister at the family court? Find out all about what this means, and the difference between a barrister and a solicitor, here....
Using a McKenzie Friend in Court
Using a McKenzie Friend in Court
A McKenzie Friend is a non-legally qualified person who can sit with your during a court a hearing - not as a representative but to offer advice and assistance. Find…...
What Happens at Family Court?
What Happens at Family Court?
If you or someone you know is due to go to the family court, you may be wondering what to expect. Find out what you need to do, and how best to prepare yourself for…...
When Children are Taken into Care: A Guide
When Children are Taken into Care: A Guide
What happens when your children are taken into care? Our guide will help you understand what a care order is, the process that follows a care order, what happens after…...
Which Court Form Do I Need?
Which Court Form Do I Need?
Which court form do I need? A guide to some of the court orders that a separated father may want to apply for and the court forms needed....
Who Qualifies for Legal Aid?
Who Qualifies for Legal Aid?
If you're going to family court or have a family legal matter that needs resolving, you may be entitled to legal aid. Find out the criteria and the different types of…...
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