We are sorry to hear about the difficulties with your contact with your children.
We will be able to represent you in your court application for a child arrangements order and at the finding of fact hearing.
In children court cases where serious allegations of domestic violence are made, a judge can decide to hold a finding of fact hearing. This is a hearing for the judge to make findings on whether the domestic violence allegations are true or not. In order to reach a decision the judge will hear evidence from your ex-partner, from you, and any witnesses. The judge will then make “findings”.
After the “findings” are made, the judge will go on to consider, at a separate court hearing, whether it is in your children’s best interests to have contact with you and the type of contact the children should enjoy. The contact or access arrangements will be set out in a child arrangements order.
The amount or type of contact that you enjoy with the children may be influenced by the type of findings that the judge makes at the finding of fact hearing. That is why it is important that you have legal representation in the court proceedings.
To discuss the court proceedings and your legal representation we would need to see you. We can advise you on the best way to prepare for the finding of fact hearing and arrange representation at the hearing. Please call us on 0203 959 9123 to arrange an appointment to discuss how we can help you.