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Going to Court? get help 3 months 1 week ago #98854

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*****kindly request if moderators can make this a sticky thread to help struggling dads out there :) ****

Hi,

I have seen a lot of posts from other dads like me, who are thinking about going to court for a child arrangements order or have already done so. I have spent a lot of money on solicitors to get the c100 form filled in for me. It doesn't have to be this way.

contact the Personal Support Unit. If you book an appointment, they will sit with you and complete the c100 form free of charge:

www.thepsu.org/

Every year thousands of people find themselves facing the battle of their life in court, alone and without help. They have to represent themselves in cases of divorce, contact with children, or eviction from their homes. Under distressing circumstances they must navigate a complex legal system, often against professional representation on the other side.

In times of austerity the reduced availability of legal aid has meant that thousands more people face the civil and family courts alone. Their access to justice is at risk, as they feel overwhelmed and struggle to represent themselves effectively in court.

We are the only charity helping people in court on a daily basis.

Over 700 trained volunteers, provide a free service across the country. We provide comfort, support and guidance before, during and after court. We ensure people facing court alone feel prepared and supported to access justice.
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Going to Court? get help 3 months 1 week ago #98861

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Are you connected to the PSU in some way Bill?
DadTalk Moderator... I'm not legally trained and my responses are my own views based on my experiences of the family court. I have plenty of common sense and can offer you emotional support and guide you to answers.

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Going to Court? get help 3 months 1 week ago #98875

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Hi Mojo,

no I am not connected to them. your probably thinking that as i mentioned them a lot lol.
i went to see them at their office when i was going through some drama. just thought other dads out there could get some decent help from them, and not make mistakes i did, of just paying lot of money for solicitors to do it. from what i've read on their site, their all volunteers, and doing unpaid work.
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The Personal Support Unit - At a Court Near You! 3 months 1 week ago #98878

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At Bill337s request - information about Personal Support Units. You will find them in 23 court locations, in 18 cities across England. Their offices are manned mainly by volunteers, who assist people without legal representation, in cases of divorce, contact with children, or eviction from their homes. The service is free and they provide comfort, support and guidance, before, during and after court. Here’s a link to their website

www.psu.org/

A list of the cities where you can find them -

Bristol
Exeter
Bournemouth
Southampton
London
Chelmsford
Coventry
Birmingham
Nottingham
Sheffield
Leeds
Newcastle
Preston
Manchester
Liverpool
Chester
Newport
Cardiff
DadTalk Moderator... I'm not legally trained and my responses are my own views based on my experiences of the family court. I have plenty of common sense and can offer you emotional support and guide you to answers.

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