Help to deal with family problems

Get affordable advice about your child arragements or financial order  - the solicitors on our panel are available for appointments via Zoom, Skype, Facetime, WhatsApp,or the phone. See Getting affordable advice from a family solicitor via Advicenow.

If you are going through a difficult time with your family, we are here to support you through it. We recognise the hard reality that getting much help from a solicitor is financially difficult or impossible for many people. And so, we aim to help you with the knowledge, skills and confidence that you need to navigate your way through, to a happier future. 

Our survival guides can help you understand divorce and family mediation, agree arrangements for your children, how to divide the money and property when you divorce,  or sort out Parental Responsibility issues,  or our How to guides can help you through the court process if you cannot agree. We also have help  for victims of domestic violence to apply for an injunction, and know-how's that explain how to get legal aid or help with court fees.

Lastly, we have a guide which explains child protection procedures in England. This is aimed specifically at Roma families but is useful for anyone. 

Can you help us?

We are updating and improving our guide to using family mediation - why, what to expect, how to get the most of it - and are looking for people to test it with, to see if we could make it even more helpful. If you can help, email guides@lawforlife.org.uk.