Represent Yourself in the Family Court

(and do yourself justice)

Represent Yourself in a Fact Finding Hearing

Preparing you for handling allegations

Fact Finding Hearings are used by the courts to help the judge decide whether allegations made by a party are true or not in family law cases. The different types of allegations can include physical abuse, sexual abuse, financial abuse, emotional abuse, psychological abuse, racial abuse, and controlling or coercive behaviour, as well as any other behaviour that you may have found abusive to you. The aim of a Fact Finding Hearing is to get to the truth, to progress contact with any children involved in a safe manner, and remove any risks of abuse towards them.

This course will teach you how to prepare thoroughly for a Fact Finding Hearing (whether you are the one making allegations or a victim of false allegations), as well as how to behave and what to do afterwards.

Giving you confidence and insider knowledge

Facing a Fact Finding Hearing can be a daunting prospect whether you’re the victim of untrue allegations or the one making the claims. It can also be a bit of a minefield if you’re representing yourself in court. Although I believe anyone can self-represent successfully, it’s really important to get some advice and support with preparing for a Fact Finding Hearing as making a mess of it can detrimentally affect your case.

18 years of experience helping people represent themselves in the Family Court

I’ve known for a long time that representing yourself in court is a viable option that doesn’t have to jeopardise your case. You just need some insider knowledge and thorough preparation. I’ve been where you are today and the process of representing myself in court inspired me to train as a McKenzie Friend and barrister so I could help others going through the same thing without the help of a solicitor. I’ve supported people for over 18 years now through both my courses and lectures, and personal services. I want you to come out of that courtroom feeling like you gave it your best shot.

Guiding you through

This course goes into Fact Finding Hearings in depth, with an example of a Scott Schedule to examine. We’ll go through each allegation in the example in detail and consider what evidence could be used to support or disprove them – depending on your position. You’ll also learn how to handle possible responses to allegations and how to prepare your statement.

One of the main benefits of the course is being able to prepare a defence against abuse claims if you’re self-representing and are the victim of unfounded allegations.

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:

  • Why Fact Finding Hearings are needed in some cases
  • What a Scott Schedule is and how to prepare it, including a detailed example
  • How to respond to allegations if you’re the victim of false allegations, including a detailed analysis of each allegation on the example Scott Schedule
  • Preparing your statement
  • What counts as good evidence
  • Detailed scenarios to analyse and put the theory into practice
  • How to behave during the hearing
  • Preparing and carrying out a cross examination
  • How the judge makes a decision
  • What to do if you’re not happy with the outcome

People I’ve helped take back control say:

“Excellent course. Lots to think about.


“I can’t thank you enough Simon. I like how you bring clarity to the situation.


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


  • £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.