Representing yourself in court is not difficult with the right information. Below you will see a range of products which are available from us, in a variety of formats to suit you.
Whether you just need a guiding hand from time to time, a pack of documents to show how your document should look and what they should include, for your application and/or statements to be checked, or even a full service fully managed by us, they are all here.
Being prepared means that you have the right documents completed in good time, that you have had time to think about them and make changes if necessary.
Being ready means leaving nothing to the last minute, not overlooking important documents or evidence, not forgetting to take the documents to court with you.
Being confident means that you have it all under control. You are fully aware of whats required and you are fully prepared to deliver it, at the right time, to the right person.
Be prepared, be ready, be confident
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Domestic Abuse in its many guises is a terrible thing to experience and the court will provide protection by making an order to prevent the abuse and/or to limit the occupation of the family home.If you are in an abusive realtionship and feel that you need protection,select this service
Responding to an application and the return hearing
Ofteh the first thing you will know about allegations against you will be when you receive a court order preventing you from contacting your ex, or going near her. If the allegations used to get that order are untrue, you need to contest the making of the order. The court will allow you the opportunity to attend court and have your say. Learn why this is critical to contest false allegations and how it will have a major impact on your situation with the children and even finances.
Dealing with the Allegations
The court need to look at the allegaitons being made and decide if they are serious, if that have a bearing on the safety of others (children) and whether it is a good use of court time to get to the truth. If they decide that it is, they will order both sides to prepare a schedule of allegations and a statement to go with it, explaining what took place. This is a critical phase of the case. See a sample schedule of allegations and statement and use our templats to produce your own responses.
The Fact Finding Hearing
How does it work, what happens, what is the court looking for, discover the key to all of these so that you can adjust your presentation to suit the outcome you are looking for.
Cross Examination and Closing Submission
All Final Hearings will be run on cross examination of the evidence and a closing submission. Learn how Barristers work out what to ask and why, and see how high quality cross examination works. Learn the key to effective cross examination. Understand why you write a closing submission before you prepare your cross examination.
Appealing your Final Hearing
The court is bound by many rules and regulations and the Judge must follow them. If they do not, the hearing is ripe to be appealed. You cannot appeal just because you dont like the outcome, but there are many reasons to appeal that do work, and appeals are successful all the time, but there are key ingediaents which you need. Without them making an appeal may end up a costly waste of your time.
I am Simon Walland and I am offering these services to show and explain how you can represent yourself in the family courts with confidence. Understand the procedure and what is expected of you to get the solution you are seeking I have been a McKenzie Friend since 2003 and have been in thousands of hearings at all levels of court. I have a Law Degree and was Called to the Bar as a Barrister in 2010. My experience includes teaching Law Students, McKenzie Friends and anybody representing themselves in the Courts since 2012. I have also provided specialist training courses to Domestic Abuse charities, Universities and various Support Groups and have been able to help several thousand people in that time.