The Law

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The Law

We encourage parents to refer to the law, and use the Courts, as a last resort. The more that can be agreed between yourselves the easier it all becomes to deal with, the outlay on legal costs is limited and, more importantly, the less your children have to endure.

If you are not entitled to legal aid, you can obtain a family lawyer privately. Make sure that they are experienced and a specialist in family law. A recommendation is best. Contact us if you require any assistance in choosing one.

Your lawyer is representing you so, be honest, stay calm and explain clearly what you would like him or her to do for you. Try to be patient, the legal process is extremely slow. To the first appointment, take with you any relevant correspondence and information you may have, including your diary of events if you have kept one. Always provide any information requested by the lawyer as quickly as possible.

Don't be afraid to ask for advice and explanations on things and situations that worry you. Remember that your lawyer is representing you and what is in the best interests of your children. If you are unhappy at anytime, explain calmly any concerns to your lawyer. The decisions you and him or her make, however small, will have implications that may affect your children's lives well into adulthood.

Your experience in dealing with your separation and divorce, the arrangements for the children, all the financial matters, and other related issues will not be pleasant. However, you are entitled to be treated with respect, fairly and equally. Likewise, your children are entitled to the best support and attention.

However, if at any time you feel or think that you may be being treated differently to Mum, or your views and opinions are being ignored, or your children's views and opinions are being ignored, or you are not happy with the progress, or you are not happy with any service, you do have the right to complain.

Contact us for further information or advice. Alternatively, if you require a lawyer or need some legal advice, why not contact one of the following firms that we recommend.
 

JERSEY GUERNSEY
    
Le Gallais & Luce Browns Advocates
    
Parslows Lawyers  

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