Can a child give evidence in family proceedings?

In the case of Re E (A Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 473, Lord Justice McFarlane more recently reminded practitioners that: “As is well known, children, even children of a very young age, who have made allegations of abuse which are subsequently the subject of criminal proceedings, are required to give live evidence within the criminal

When should I apply for a without notice order?

In many cases, it is entirely appropriate and proper for a client to attend the Family Court and seek help without having given any prior notice of the application to the party on the other side.

Good Divorce Week 2016

This Divorce Week 2016, As a proud member of Resolution, Prism Family Law are proud to be part of a community of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals who aim to resolve issues in a constructive way.

Can I afford to go to court without a lawyer?

With over 66,000 private family law cases having been issued at the family court between April and June 2016, Government statistics have revealed an alarming increase in the number of people attending court without legal representation.

Do I need a divorce?

At Prism Family Law we often meet with wives or husbands who say that they are thinking about living separate and apart from their spouse, but there are many reasons why, if a marriage has truly broken down, it is a bad idea to just simply separate.