Find out what your rights are if your relationship has broken down, for example whether you can stay in the family home or who the children should live with. You can also find out how to deal with things like making a will, registering a birth or changing your name, and where else to go for help.
CAFCASS (Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service) is an independent organisation staffed by experienced social workers who work with families following an application to the family court, and will provide judges with the information needed to make a safe decision about a child’s future.
Their website includes a number of helpful factsheets about court proceeding concerning children.
If you need advice by phone you can call our advice line. This is a Hertfordshire wide service.
We will help you as far as we can with publicly available information and decide on a next step which may include putting you in touch with another organisation or arranging for you to come and see us for a face to face appointment.
Calls charges (per minute)
Landlines: up to 9p
Mobiles: 3p – 55p
(free if you have inclusive minutes)