Represent Youself – Financial Cases
When you separate, dividing the assets accumulated before and during your marriage is an essential undertaking. Sadly, like most court cases, it can become a battle to get proper financial information with time spent uncovering loopholes the other side may use to disguise their assets. You need to keep on top of things, to get the money that is rightfully yours.
The court uses a tried and tested process that whilst not perfect, works most of the time. Regardless of how you feel about the process, you have no choice but to use it if you cannot reach an agreement with your ex-partner. Understanding how to manage the process and how to uncover the facts is key to a successful outcome.
This course is designed for those who are contemplating making an application in financial proceedings, are already in proceedings, or are enrolled on one of the Simon Walland McKenzie friend training courses. The course facilitates the development of a complete practical skillset and embeds a comprehensive knowledge of Family Court processes and legal frameworks in financial cases.
The course is run face-to-face by legal expert, Simon Walland. Simon has over twenty years’ experience of dealing with financial cases and qualified as a Barrister in 2010.
- Overview of the court process
- Consent Orders
- Making an early offer – good or bad?
- Form A – the application
- Form E Financial Disclosure
- Questionnaire, Statement of Issues
- Chronology, Form G, Form H
- Options for representation
- Note for the FDA
- The Financial Dispute Resolution Hearing
- Reasons for settling at the FDR
- Attending a Final Hearing
- Enforcing a financial order
- First Directions Appointment Hearing
- Mortgage capacity
- Alternative housing
- Pensions reports
- Schedule of deficiencies
- Lack of disclosure
- ES1 form
- ES2 form
- Updating information
- Make an offer
- Options for representation
- Section 25 statement
- Cross examination
- Options for representation at Final Hearing
- Court bundles
By the course’s conclusion, participants will have gained the essential knowledge and practical skills necessary to confidently prepare statements and evidence for a Family Court hearing.
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.