Family Court Help    

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The Projects Aim

 A resource for parents considering representing themselves in theUK Family Courts. 


Family Court Help aims to provide affordable, high quality and accountable assistance for parents facing the daunting task of representing themselves in disputes over the arrangements for children following relationship breakdown.

By providing Case Workers who will assist you in court, we mean to offset the withdrawal of legal aid for such proceedings. Some Case Workers will be legally trained, others will have extensive experience of Family Courts. We are NOT a firm of solicitors or barristers. The term that has become accepted in the courts for such a provision is a McKenzie Friend, although we are lobbying for a totally new idea, socially motivated support workers in Family Proceedings.

The experts are the Lawyers. If you can afford one you should seek an appropriate professional. Sadly, many parents cannot and thats where we come in.

Childrens proceedings are upsetting enough without the stress of trying to organise and present your own case. We will guide you through the court process and attempt to set realistic targets to resolve your problems.

Here is a list of areas we can cover, although it is not exhaustive...... 

  • Are you having problems with contact and residence matters with your children?
  • Unable to afford solicitors fees, and need a low cost effective solution to resolve your case?
  • Do you need support in court with family law issues?
  • Expert help is available from a full time, professional, experienced Family Court Case Worker with supporting credentials and with an exceptional track record in family court proceedings.
  • Matters relating to contact and residence
  • Grandparents' applications
  • Enforcement of court orders
  • Specific issues and prohibited steps orders
  • Removal from jurisdiction & Hague Convention cases
  • Non molestation and occupation orders
  • Financial Disputes
  • Finding a Mediator
  • Emotional Support and Family Therapy.
  • Advice on choosing the right representative for you.