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    Over the past few years myself and ex partner have attended the family courts repeatedly with regards to our 3 children. The children live with me and the youngest 2 (8yo, 13yo) still visit and stay with dad with my support and some encouragement alternate weekends. The case is complex and I would like to see an end where we can settle into a regular contact schedule without unnecessary stress. This has been unsuccessful to date. The children are due to be allocated solicitors under a Rule 16.4 guardianship and I wondered what this entails. I’m concerned that interrogation by a further unknown person is going to distress the children, though I appreciate this duration within the court system is not acceptable. I would like to hear of any experience of this that you may have had. Thanks in advance

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    Hi Greenfingers, I’ve not been through this myself but these organisations could help.

    Child law advice service 0300 330 5480

    Rights of women 020 7251 6577 We are a women’s charity working in a number of ways to help women through the law. Our vital services aim to provide women with the legal advice and information they need to understand and use the law and their legal rights.

    All the best


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