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Useful Resources

The following organisations may be able to provide you with useful information:

Advice Now – http://www.advicenow.org.uk/

Advice Now is an independent not for profit website providing information on rights and legal issues.

CAFCASS – http://www.cafcass.gov.uk/

The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service utilised by Family Courts in England and Wales. Their website is a useful source of information both for children, parents and those involved in family issues.

Childline – https://www.childline.org.uk/

Free and confidential 24hr helpline for children and young people.

Child Maintenance Options – http://www.cmoptions.org/

Child Maintenance Options is an impartial information and support service to help parents gain a clear understanding of the options available for arranging child maintenance.

Family Justice Council – https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/related-offices-and-bodies/advisory-bodies/fjc/

This advisory body publishes useful guidance about the family law system.

Family Mediation Council – www.familymediationcouncil.org.uk

Information about family mediation.

Gingerbread– www.gingerbread.org.uk

A support organisation for single parents

Government Information – www.gov.uk

The best place to find government services and information in a clear and succinct fashion, including child maintenance and divorce and separation.

Government Legislation – http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga

This site is a source for legislation, provided by the UK government.

Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service – http://www.justice.gov.uk/about/hmcts/

Responsible for the administration of the Courts.

The Law Society – http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/
The Law Society represents Solicitors in England and Wales and provides useful information to the public.

Legal Aid – http://www.justice.gov.uk/legal-aid

A source of information on the Ministry of Justice website providing news and latest updates about Legal Aid including an eligibility calculator for qualification for Legal Aid.

National Association of Child Contact Centres – www.naccc.org.uk

Organisation which promotes safe contact within a national framework of child contact centres

Parliament – http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld/ldjudgmt.htm

A source of information from parliament including all House of Lords Judgments delivered from 14 November 1996 to 30 July 2009.

Relate – www.relate.org.uk

Organisation offering marriage guidance counselling

Resolution – http://www.resolution.org.uk/

The members of Resolution are family lawyers and other professionals committed to the amicable resolution of family disputes. Their website provides information on all areas of family law.

Reunite – http://www.reunite.org/

A leading UK charity specialising in the movement of children across international borders.

Rights of Women – http://rightsofwomen.org.uk/

National charity which aims to assist women through the law. Their website provides useful legal guides.

Rise – http://www.riseuk.org.uk/

Sussex based charity which offers support and advice regarding domestic abuse.

Solicitors Regulation Authority – http://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/solicitors.page

The body responsible for the regulation of Solicitors and a useful source of information concerning the use of Solicitors and profession generally.

Sorting out Separation – https://www.sortingoutseparation.org.uk/

A government backed resource intended to provide help and support for separated families.

Voices in the Middle – www.voicesinthemiddle.org.uk

Advice, counselling and support for children experiencing divorce or separation.

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