Litigants in Person
Gather Evidence for Child Custody and Contact
Gather Evidence of Parental Alienation
How to gather evidence for the family court
When you have to gather evidence for the family court, for example to prove parental alienation, abuse or to support a custody case, the key advice is to keep records.
Gather Evidence If You Are Representing Yourself in the Family Court
When you represent yourself in a contested family case, in other words without a lawyer, you are called a ‘litigant in person’ (LIP). It’s an extremely daunting experience and the best way to cope is to understand the process, read up about the issues, get good advice and guidance and be organised so as to make sure you do what’s necessary. For the professionals involved it’s their jobs. For you it’s your life and much more stressful. The better prepared you are the less likely you are to be overwhelmed.
The resources CAFCASS use to assess harmful conflict
If your case involves ‘harmful conflict’, the links in this blog show you exactly how CAFCASS will assess you and your family relationships. FCAs are expected to follow these processes although they do have discretion in how they conduct their assessments.
Domestic abuse: How ONRECORD helps you prove it and how CAFCASS assess it
I Can’t Afford a Lawyer! What Can I Do?
5 Real Life Situations You Need To Prove Using Evidence
Here are 5 examples are of serious problems which need proof if you’re going to deal with them successfully. They all involve the police and the courts. In every case you will need legal advice about what to do. Whether you succeed will depend on what you can prove and how good the evidence is. ONRECORD can help you make good records and improve your chances of success. Read our advice about making good records – you will need it in every case.
The Family Court: Domestic Abuse, Coercive Control, Parental Alienation and False Allegations
Join us to learn more about the family court and its treatment of victims and perpetrators of abuse, coercive control, parental alienation and false allegations. Subscribe to our podcast channel and get reminders to know when we next publish.