How to Apply

Step 1
Consider legal advice

Family Law appeals can have an impact on things such as arrangements for your children, maintenance, the family home, money, assets and pensions.

You might want to get legal advice to better understand these impacts. While the Courts Service cannot advise or represent people in court, we can inform you that services offered by a legal representative should include:

  • advising you of your legal rights
  • outlining how you might reach agreement
  • preparing and filing your paperwork
  • speaking on your behalf in court

You can decide to represent yourself in your family law matter. If you decide to represent yourself, you will need to understand court procedures.

More information about legal advice and representation >