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Testamentary Guardianship

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 8th December 2016

This page explains how, in law, a person can be appointed to act as a guardian for a child in the event of a parent’s or a carer’s death.

Special Guardianship

Relevance: 51%      Posted on: 16th July 2015

This page explains the situations where Special Guardianship might be appropriate to secure the long term arrangements for a child living with a person other than their parent. It explains the assessment process and support available.

Who’s who in the Family Court

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Judge A judge is the person who presides over (deals with) the proceedings. In the Family Court there are three levels of judges who are likely to hear your case. These are: Judges of the District Judge level – these are the judges that hear most family law cases. Judges of the Circuit Judge level – these judges are allocated cases which are considered to have additional complexity. They can also deal with some appeal cases. Magistrates – magistrates are ‘lay’ people from the community who have been recruited and trained to hear cases. They will not usually have a…

Litigation Friends

Relevance: 36%      Posted on: 30th July 2018

Litigation friends are required when a person lacks capacity to participate in court proceedings. This information page will explain who can be a litigation friend, specifically which circumstances require a litigation friend to be appointed and how to apply to be a litigation friend.  Introduction An individual who is involved in court proceedings (a 'litigant') must have the capacity in order to conduct those proceedings. In other words, a litigant must be able to participate in the proceedings insofar as being capable to convey their position, complete paperwork and understand the decisions of the court.  Children under the age of…

Dealing with Parental Responsibility disputes

Relevance: 34%      Posted on: 31st May 2016

Schools can sometimes find themselves in the middle of disputes between parents. This information page is to provide advice to schools on parental disputes and relevant court orders.

Dealing with Parental Responsibility disputes

Relevance: 33%      Posted on: 27th May 2016

Schools can sometimes find themselves in the middle of disputes between parents. This information page is to provide advice to schools on parental disputes and relevant court orders.

Special Guardianship Order

Relevance: 30%      Posted on: 22nd May 2015

This how to guide explains the steps that you can take to become a Special Guardian for a child as well as how to discharge or vary a Special Guardianship Order.

Contact with a child in care

Relevance: 30%      Posted on: 24th June 2015

This page explains the law surrounding contact with a child who is looked after, including how to apply for contact with a child in care and what the court will consider.

Court Bundles

Relevance: 29%      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…

Type of Family Law Orders

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Private Children Law Orders Type of order Description Application form Guidance form Costs Child Arrangements Order Section 8 Children Act 1989 A Child Arrangements Order decides the arrangements for whom a child is to live with, spend time with or otherwise have contact with and when a child is to live, spend time or otherwise have contact with any person. C100 CB1 £215 Child Arrangements Order (Consent Order) If an agreement can be reached regarding the arrangements for a whom a child is to live with and spend time with then a Consent Order can be applied for. Consent Orders…