Represent Yourself in the Family Court

(and do yourself justice)

Represent Yourself in Children Hearings

Divorces involving children are always hard

It can be difficult for you and your ex spouse to agree on contact arrangements with your child, particularly if there’s a high level of animosity between you. It’s even harder if you’re representing yourself in court. If you can’t come to an agreement, the Family Court will intervene and you’ll have to attend one or more Children Hearings.

It’s an emotional time for everyone involved

If you can’t afford to hire a solicitor, you might be facing the prospect of fighting for contact with your child on your own – or at least that’s how you feel. One way to ease your worries and concerns about self-representing in court is to make sure you’re properly prepared and informed about the process and what you need to do. That’s where this course comes in. You might feel overwhelmed at the moment, not knowing where to start. This online course will guide you through the whole process of representing yourself in Children Hearings, so that you’re not relying on Google or ‘winging it’ in the courtroom.

Guiding you through

The Represent Yourself in Children Hearings online course will walk you through the full court process, and teach you everything you need to know to increase the chances of the outcome going in your favour. We’ll cover making an initial application to the court, writing an effective Position Statement, preparing for a CAFCASS interview, and what will happen during each of the children hearings. You’ll learn what you need to do to prepare thoroughly, and how to behave and what to say in court. And I’ll be supporting you every step of the way.

You’ll be able to represent yourself with confidence and walk out of that courtroom knowing you did your best. 

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.

Be prepared. Be ready. Be confident.

What you’ll learn on the course

Simon Walland of Simon Walland Family Law

The course will cover:

  • The reality of representing yourself in Children Hearings
  • The full court process from beginning to end, with sample applications for you to download
  • What support is available to you
  • The various applications that can be made to the court
  • What a C100 application is and how to complete it properly
  • How the courts use the Welfare Checklist to guide decisions
  • What happens during an interview with CAFCASS and how you can prepare for it
  • Writing an effective Position Statement for the court’s consideration
  • What a Section 7 Report is and how it might impact your case
  • Obtaining drugs, alcohol, and mental health reports
  • Providing a witness statement
  • The cross examination process and how to prepare for it
  • What to do if you’re not happy with the judge’s decision

People I’ve helped take back control say:

Simon has supported me for 18 months through what was completely unknown territory. Legal jargon can be frightening when you don’t understand, but he made this all very clear for me. Simon gave me the knowledge and encouragement to fight for what I thought was right, regardless if I was sitting beside a lawyer charging me thousand of pounds. It was the best decision I ever made.


Simon has a way about him that puts you at ease. He is honest, professional, and without a doubt the reason why I walked away with the right outcome for my son!


  • £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.