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 stands for Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.
Cafcass represents children in family court cases in England. We independently advise the family courts about what is safe for children and in their best interests. We put their needs, wishes and feelings first, making sure that children’s voices are heard at the heart of the family court setting.
CourtNav is a digital service provided by RCJ Citizens Advice. Using CourtNav you can apply for either a Non-Molestation order, an Occupation Order or both.
Please note that by completing an application on CourtNav, that you are not making an application straight to Court. All CourtNav applications will be checked by a Legal Adviser, who will then advise you on the best course of action which may not necessarily be an application to the court.
You can use CourtNav with the help of a support worker if you have one (for example an IDVA, domestic abuse worker or Citizens Advice adviser). Alternatively you can register to use CourtNav by yourself. If you are a woman, you can also get assistance via the FLOWS service.
Advice by phone: Call our advice line on 03444 111 444
Advice by email:firstname.lastname@example.org Please include your name, phone number and a brief description of the issue you need help with. Please do not include any other personal, sensitive or financial information.
Our volunteers will answer calls and emails as quickly as they can, but you may have a longer wait than usual.
We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding in these exceptional circumstances.
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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 a follow up phone appointment.
Calls charges (per minute)
Landlines: up to 9p
Mobiles: 3p – 55p
(free if you have inclusive minutes)