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Child Arrangement Orders

This fact sheet explains the available orders when there are disputes between separating parents around their rights and responsibilities towards their children.

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How do I enforce a Child Arrangements order?

This factsheet explains how to enforce a Child Arrangements order when an ex-partner is not following its terms.

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Financial disclosure on divorce & separation

This factsheet explains the process of financial disclosure during divorce and separation proceedings.

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Divorce & dissolution proceedings

This factsheet is for anyone considering a divorce or dissolution. It explains the application process and the stages of proceedings.

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Understanding Non-molestation orders

This factsheet explains what a non-molestation order is, how it can protect victims of domestic abuse, and how to apply for one.

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Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM)

This factsheet explains the purpose of a MIAM and the exceptions that apply.

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How do I keep my contact details confidential in Family Court?

This factsheet explains which form to use to keep your contact details confidential in family court proceedings.

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How can I get help with court fees?

This factsheet explains who can get help with court or tribunal fees and how.

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