Recommended Services.

The following services are recommended:

(1) For more information about family mediation and to find the nearest mediation service (including those providing a MIAM): www.familymediationcouncil.org.uk;

(2) For a Guide about children and the family courts for separating parents (including representing yourself in court): the form 'CB7': http://www.cafcass.gov.uk/media/168195/cb7-eng.pdf

(3) For Cafcass (England): www.cafcass.gov.uk

(4) For CAFCASS Cymru (Wales): www.wales.gov.uk/cafcasscymru

(5) To find a legal adviser or family mediator: http://find-legal-advice.justice.gov.uk

(6) To check whether you can get financial help (legal aid) to pay for non-court dispute resolution, &/or advice and representation at court, and to find a legal aid solicitor or mediator: https://www.gov.uk/check-legal-aid 

(7) For general advice about sorting out arrangements for children, the use of post-separation mediation, &/or going to court:  http://www.advicenow.org.uk or http://www.advicenow.org.uk/advicenow-guides/family/sorting-out-arrangements-for-your-children 

(8) For general advice on separation services and options for resolving disputes: www.sortingoutseparation.org.uk

(9) For general advice about sorting out arrangements for children:http://theparentconnection.org.uk/

(10) For the form to apply for a child arrangements order: https://www.gov.uk/looking-after-children-divorce/apply-for-court-order 

(11) For help with taking a case to court without a lawyer, the Personal Support Unit: http://thepsu.org/

(12) For guidance on representing yourself at court, including a list of commonly used terms that you may come across:  http://www.barcouncil.org.uk/instructing-abarrister/representing-yourself-in-court

(13) For advice about finding and using a family law solicitor see: Law Society http://www.lawsociety.org.uk, and Resolution (family lawsolicitors): http://www.resolution.org.uk

(14) For advice about finding using a family law barrister: see http://www.barcouncil.org.uk/about-the-bar/find-a-barrister/, and for arrangements for using a barrister directly see http://www.barcouncil.org.uk/instructing-a-barrister/public-access