We may only become involved in a family law case when required by the court.
We are not a legal service and cannot provide legal advice.
When directed to do so by the court we will work with solicitors and instruct them to act on behalf of children.
If a local authority has concerns about a child it can apply to the court for a court order allowing them to protect the child/ren in a planned way or on an emergency basis. This is called a care case or a public law case.
If separating parents decide they cannot agree on the best arrangements for their child/ren either informally or through mediation and we are appointed by the court to advise, this is called a Child Arrangements case or a private law case.