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Child Protection Conference & Plan

Relevance: 6%      Posted on: 19th August 2015

This page explains Child Protection Conferences, including information on who is able to attend and what will likely be discussed, as well as information regarding child protection plans and their function.

Use of Recordings

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 17th June 2019

Why do people make recordings? There are various situations where someone might feel the need to make a recording. In meetings with professionals (e.g. Children’s Services, school staff or Cafcass), parents may feel they need to have an indisputable record of what was said: The parent might be unable to read or write, have a poor memory or difficulty concentrating (e.g. when stressed or due to a disability). It can be difficult to fully participate in a meeting, when trying to handwrite or type notes at the same time. A parent may simply not want to rely on other people's…

Booking a call back

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 15th September 2015

The Child Law Advice offers a call back service at a time that suits you (subject to availability) between the hours of 8.30am-5.00pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays and the Christmas period). This is for an advice call of up to 30 minutes at a cost of £25 with a legal advisor. Please view our terms and conditions prior to booking a call back. Bookable callback service Our bookable time slots are limited to a period of up to 30 minutes for a cost of £25. The advisor speaking to you will advise if you are due to go over…

Divorce

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 17th June 2016

This page provides information on divorce including the grounds and reasons for divorce, how to make an application and information on the overall process.

Ending a Civil Partnership

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 17th June 2016

This page provides information on dissolving or ending a civil partnership including the grounds and reasons for ending the civil partnership, how to make an application and information on the overall process.

Legal aid if your child is at risk of abuse

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 6th November 2015

This page explains the different forms of evidence accepted for legal aid for private family law disputes when you care for a child who is at risk of abuse from the other party.

Consent Orders

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 25th June 2018

This information page provides advice on the subject of 'consent orders' which are used in the family court as a means to formalise an agreement which has been reached. This page will explain in further detail what a consent order is, how to apply for a consent order and what to expect of the court process.  What is a Consent Order?  It is often the case that parents will reach an agreement regarding contact and residence. However, informal agreements are not automatically legally binding and therefore there are limited means of recourse if the opposing parent acts in breach of…

Writing a Position Statement

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 4th January 2018

Attending court can be a daunting prospect, especially if you are representing yourself. It is important that you are well prepared in order to fully present your case to the Court; one way of achieving this is to write a position statement. This information page will describe how to write a position statement and why it is useful to do so.

Court Bundles

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 19th July 2018

Court bundles are an integral element to family court proceedings as they contain a great deal of information that relate to a particular dispute. This information page will provide further advice on what the bundle is, who is responsible for preparing the bundle, what should be included in the bundle and the timetable for preparing and lodging the bundle.  What is a court bundle? Practice Direction 27A of the Family Procedure Rules provides guidance on court bundles.   A court bundle is a folder(s) which contains copies of all the documents which are considered relevant to a court case.  How should…

Surrogacy

Relevance: 5%      Posted on: 19th October 2017

This page provides advice on the law relating to surrogacy including the different types of surrogacy and who is regarded as the legal parent(s) of the child at the time of birth and for the future.