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.
RCJ Advice delivers free legal advice to people who cannot afford a solicitor and need assistance with preparing, or dealing with a court case.
For anyone with a civil case in a County Court, High Court or Court of Appeal please call 0203 475 4373 to discuss if we can offer you an appointment.
For anyone with a family case such as divorce, children or finance please call 0203 745 8921 to discuss if we can offer you an appointment.
Both phone lines are open 9.30am -1pm and 2pm – 4.30pm Monday – Friday. The lines are not open at weekends or on bank holidays.
The office is closed for all face-to-face assessments and advice appointments.
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)