Represent Yourself in the Family Court

(and do yourself justice)

Position Statements and

Section 7 Reports

I know you’re going through a tough time at the moment

Facing a court hearing is a daunting prospect for anyone, let alone if you’re representing yourself in court. It can be an unsettling and emotional time for all parties, particularly when children are involved. One of the things you might be worried about is what documents you need to prepare.

Thorough preparation is key

Clearly stating your position and desired outcome from the court process through a concise Position Statement is key to presenting yourself in the best light, as is knowing what to say for the Section 7 Report. By taking this course, you’ll be thoroughly prepared for this aspect of representing yourself in court. You’ll also give yourself the best chance of coming out of the courtroom with a satisfactory arrangement in place.

It’s easier than you think

This course will walk you through the whole process of preparing a Position Statement and Section 7 Report step by step. I’ll be on hand by telephone to answer any questions and support you all the way. You can study online at your own pace with lifetime access. The course is simple and easy to follow, and you’ll also get access to a private group just for students to discuss any aspects of the course.

I’ve been where you are now – you can read more about my story here – so I know how it feels, but I also know that YOU CAN DO THIS.

Imagine how much more confident you’ll feel walking into that courtroom with all this knowledge behind you.

What is a Position Statement and a Section 7 Report?

Position Statement

When you go into court, the judge needs to know what you want the court to do and why. They may want various other details too, such as why the application was made. Because being in court can be intimidating and you are likely to be nervous or unsure what to say, writing a Position Statement before the hearing gives you an opportunity to have a good think about your position, and to take advice from friends and family, or discuss your situation with me. Ultimately, your Position Statement should be clear, logical and set out what you want in a well written way. Knowing what to include or leave out can be crucial and understanding how to write the document and present it is important. Learn the skills required to write a winning Position Statement.

Section 7 Report

When there are concerns about parents’ abilities to care for their children, and/or disputes about what the children want, the court will usually order CAFCASS or Social Services to prepare a Section 7 Report. In writing the report interviews will be held with both parties as well as the children (depending on their ages) and a recommendation is made to the court. Unfortunately people can make their situation worse by not handling their interview well, and also by taking certain steps to ‘defend’ themselves which can be perceived differently to what they intended. All of this is covered on the course and I will show you how to behave and present yourself appropriately so as not to jeopardise your case.

What is included on the course that I can’t see on the lecture?

What you’ll learn on the course

Module 1: The typical Court process

Get all the answers to your burning questions like:

  • What investigation do the court usually take?
  • What is a Schedule Two Letter and when will I get mine?
  • CAFCASS have written to say they’ll call me. What should I say?
  • When can I see my children again?
  • How many hearings will there be?
  • What happens after the next hearing?

Module 2: Position Statements

  • What does a Position Statement look like?
  • Do I really need to write one?
  • What information shall I put in it?
  • Shall I attach my evidence to it?
  • I have written ten pages. Is that enough?
  • Shall I get a drugs test to show that I don’t take them before the hearing?
  • I know what I want to say but I don’t know how to write it properly.
  • What do I need to send to the court?

Module 3: Section 7 Report

  • What information does a Section 7 Report contain?
  • What if I think it’s wrong?
  • I didn’t explain everything I think I should have – is it too late now?
  • I don’t like the recommendation. What should I do now?
  • The lady I spoke to didn’t understand things I said. Is it too late to explain?
  • I like the recommendation. What now?

People I’ve helped take back control say:

 

“Excellent course. Lots to think about.”

 

“Very helpful and much appreciated. Thank you for sharing your insight.”

 

“I can’t thank you enough Simon. I like how you bring clarity to the situation as I can never see the wood for the trees.”

The details

  • £120 one-off payment
  • 2 hour online course covering 3 modules
  • Start whenever you’re ready
  • Telephone support throughout
  • Access to a private, supportive Facebook group of fellow students
  • Sample documents to download
  • Lifetime access to the course so you can dip in and out whenever you like

And if you need a little more convincing…

Why not take a look at my FREE lecture on representing yourself in the family court. I’ll walk you through what you need to know about the process and you’ll get a taster of what you can expect from my courses.

Here’s a quick preview

And if you want to see the full version just pop your details in here and you’ll get instant access to the whole lecture .

I’m sure after that you’ll feel ready to dive into the course and feel confident that you’re as prepared as you can be for representing yourself in court.