Represent Yourself in the Family Court

(and do yourself justice)

Prepare your own Cross Examination

You’ve probably seen films showing a dramatic cross examination

But what’s it really like to cross examine someone in a court room? If you’re representing yourself in court, you might be asking yourself that and wondering how you can make a good job of it if it’s something you’ll need to do. You need look no further than this course which will teach you everything you need to know about the cross examination process, and how not to mess it up!

The reality of cross examination

Cross examinations usually occur during a Contested Hearing where one party is alleging something which will affect making an order. During the hearing the judge will hear both sides of the story, examine the available evidence, and make a decision based on what he decides is the truth.  He will then make an order which is binding upon the parties.

Preparing you for cross examining someone in court

This course will prepare you thoroughly for the process of cross examining someone in court. It may feel like a daunting prospect if you’re representing yourself in course and you might be concerned that you’ll jeopardise your case by not doing it properly. These are valid worries and emotions, often heightened by tension between you and your ex spouse. But, although it’s important to do it properly, you don’t need legal expertise – as long as you get the right advice and some insider knowledge of the rules and procedures, and do some thorough preparation, you can walk out of that courtroom knowing you gave it your best. 

Representing yourself in court is not a stupid idea

Maybe you can’t afford a solicitor to represent you, or perhaps you think you can do a better job of it yourself. Whatever your motivation, the truth is that you don’t have to be an expert in the law to represent yourself in court. But you need to know how to give the judge what they need to make their decision, and increase the chances that the outcome goes in your favour. 

Guiding you through

The Prepare your own Cross Examination course will walk you through the whole process step by step, and I’ll answer any questions you have and support you all the way. You’ll have lifetime access to the course materials so that you can return to them whenever you need to, at your own pace. The course is simple and easy to follow. You’ll also get access to a private Facebook group just for students to discuss any aspects of the course or your situation. It always helps to chat to people who are going through the same thing as you. 

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 you’ll learn on the course

The course will cover:

  • The reality of cross examining someone versus what you see on TV
  • Getting clear on the purpose of your questions
  • How to word your questions to expose any lies the other party might be telling
  • Making sure the questions are relevant and won’t be dismissed by the judge
  • How to act and behave when cross examining
  • Evidence: what it is and how to use it
  • Writing a closing submission and why you need to do that first
  • Tips for dealing with different scenarios

People I’ve helped take back control say:

I like how Simon brings clarity to the situation as I can never see the wood for the trees.


I needed help with handling a Final Hearing, particularly the fact finding and cross examination elements. I had previously liaised with Simon on how to put together a Position Statement, so his online courses were my first port of call. Once I had completed the lessons, I felt prepared and confident.”


“Simon’s advice has proven invaluable.”


  • £120 one-off payment
  • 2 hour online course
  • 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 the course.

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.