…and it’s not as daunting as you think!
If you are in the situation where you cannot agree on seeing your children or dividing finances, and everything else has been tried, your last option is to go to court. It may seem a daunting prospect, but with the right information and advice it does not have to be as frightening as you may think.
Your options for accessing reliable information at an affordable level are limited. Solicitors and barristers are expensive, your money is probably being stretched to pay for two separate homes and Legal Aid has been all but removed from most cases.
DIY Family Law has addressed the difficulty that many people find themselves in. Providing training courses in central London, online resources, information packs, telephone support and help in court – all at a very economical price.
There is little in Family Law that is difficult, other than learning how to approach each stage and to understand what is required of you. The system is not intuitive and does not follow a route that most people expect it to. It has its way of dealing with things, and however unfair and unjust it may seem, the easiest way to successfully approach court is to do what the court expects of you. Progress will be made much quicker and there will be less frustration and anxiety.
Simon Walland went through the process himself in 2002 when prevented from seeing his children and gradually learned how to avoid mistakes and keep on a route that resulted in both of his children living with him. During that process, he took a law degree, studied to become a barrister and worked as a Professional McKenzie Friend – someone who can provide support and advice to their clients before, and more importantly within the courtroom – and pass on his experiences and knowledge to others.
Simon has helped many, many people through the court process and these are some of the things which have been said about him:
“I spent thousands on using a solicitor and didn’t seem to get anywhere until I took control of my case and did it myself. It really wasn’t as difficult as I thought.”
“My ex-wife refused to let me see the children. I went to court and saw them this weekend for the first time in a year.”
“My husband said that I would get no money from him, but Simon showed me how to get half of everything we owned.”
Representing yourself in court does not have to be an impossible challenge and having support on hand and the right guidance will save you a small fortune. With most resources costing less than 15 minutes of a solicitor’s time, it makes sense to try DIY Family Law and see for yourself just how straightforward things can be when dealt with properly.
On Saturday 10 June, DIY Family Law is running two half day Family Law courses in Westminster, London. Children applications addresses the initial steps, making applications, attending court, the process to follow and how to obtain an order that suits you and your children. It even covers how to enforce that order if it is not followed. It is suitable for anybody who is being prevented from seeing their children, or has had an application made against them.
Financial Applications covers applications, the court process, providing the correct information and attending hearings – whether you are married or cohabiting. It explains what the court will consider when dividing your assets, and how you can position yourself to keep as much as possible.
Both courses are delivered by Simon and include course notes and copies of sample application forms and documents required at each stage of the court process. There will be a questions and answers session and you will meet other people going through similar issues as yourself.
Courses cost £100 each however DIY Family Law is running a special offer where you can buy a place on both courses for £150. For more information and to book your place visit www.diyfamilylaw.info