Need help with children and family issues
You would like to take action, so what would you like to do? what are your options? who can help you? should you fight for your rights or should you walk away?
|Mediation through family and friends||It is usually a good starting point, you may make some progress and agree matters||The other side may not want to talk to you or family or may not act as agreed|
|Speak to a Lawyer||Know your rights and responsibilities, options and difficulties||May have to pay a small fee, take your time out of your other commitments|
|Formal Mediation||Usually a pre-condition before you can apply to court and you may make some progress||The other side may not want to talk or may not attend or respond to calls|
|Go to Court||The court should make orders and get things moving in the right direction||Can take some time, costs can mount, and you may have to evidence everything.|
|Walk away||It resolves the matter for now and you may sometimes feels thats all you can do||Your children could be left vulnerable, you and they can suffer the consequences of not acting sooner|