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Signposts for Family Courts

We hope you will not need to go to court. It can take a long time for the court system to make a judgement. It can cost both parents a tremendous amount of money, effort and time. Sometimes this ends up throwing their child into poverty. In 2010 there were 95,500 private law cases in England and Wales. Only 0.3% of those cases ended up with an order for No Contact. The statistics are here. Section 11 of the Children & Families Act 2014 states that a Court is to presume that, unless the contrary can be shown, that involvement of (both) parent(s) in the life of the child concerned will further the child's welfare.

  Litigant in Person


 C100 form Support in courts

 Merseyside Family

Justice Council

Advice for LIPS

Creating your

Court Bundle and your file

for your

Court Case

 Courts in Wales

This takes you to HM Courts and Tribunals page. You will need to scroll down the page to find the Court Finder


HMCTS Guidance for LIPs 

CAFCASS Cymru and also CAFCASS

New developments

 The Judicial Working Group on Litigants in Person: Report


We have solicitors who help us and provide pro-bono advice ( free) at our support meetings.

If you can't afford a solicitor you can become a Litigant in Person LIP possibly assisted by a McKenzie Friend 

We also provide training on how to represent yourself in Court


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Help and support for separated families
Branch website system developed for Families Need Fathers Both Parents Matter Cymru by Ideas Into Reality