Mckenzie friends... Is it worth it?
I'm still going on with my procedure for a C79. My ex has a solicitor and I can't afford one anymore.
I have made a few mistakes with paperwork to deliver to the court.
I don't know what to do as I feel that I'm going to be eaten alive by my ex solicitor.
I'm thinking working with a Mc kenzoe friend as it is significantly cheaper than a solicitor.
Has one of you has ever used mc kenzie friend?
What do you think about them?
Sorry for the "worst" instead of "worth", my autocorrect changed it and I didn't realised and I don't know how to change it back now that it is published.
You have to research or better to get recommendations from friends etc. They are not regulated and there are many unscrupulous ones out there.
It's OK to feel the way that you do. Courts can be daunting. However judges and solicitors are much nice than solicitors show up in emails. They give the courts a bad name.
Errors, ignorance or emotions are expected by litigants in person. When you submit an application to court admin staff will read it. If they believe that errors have been made they will notify you and allow you to resubmit.
There are some very useful guides on the advicenow.org.uk website. They cover representing yourself in court and how to go about getting child arrangement orders. They also have examples of witness statements which will hopefully give you a good starting point
It may be worth finding your local families need fathers group, you are likely to get recommendations on good McKenzies friends from there (and warnings about the ones to avoid).