What to do and how to do it

Representing yourself in family court - film

This short film looks at how to represent yourself in court about a family problem if you do not have a lawyer. It deals with the things you may be worrying about and shows you simple tips that will help you put your side as well as you can.
Representing yourself in family court

We made this short film because we know that going to court without a solicitor is a very frightening and stressful experience and we want to help.

It looks at the questions people who have represented themselves told us they worried about most and show you simple tips that you can use to help you put your side as well as you can.

Watch David and Sandra as they explain their case to the judge, and learn how you can put your side as well as you can. 
How to Represent yourself in family court film
(Link will take you to Advicenow's channel on YouTube)

We are grateful to the Family Justice Council for funding this short film.

April 2015

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The information in this guide applies to England and Wales and is for general purposes only. The law may be different if you live in Scotland or Northern Ireland.

The law is complicated. We have simplified things in the guide to give you an idea of how the law applies to you. Please don't rely on this guide as a complete statement of the law or as a substitute for getting legal advice about what to do in the specific circumstances of your case.

The quotes and cases we refer to are not always real but show a typical situation. We hope they help you think about how to deal with your own situation.

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