Being a parent myself and having gone through the court process several times it can be mentally and physically draining it can also be very costly. our aim is to provide financial support also one to one support through parental separation as we are all in this together.
- To provide financial support (with court and travel fees)
- Seven days a week support
- Local group meetings
- Child law advice
- Court process
- McKenzie friends
- Emotional support
- Fact sheets and guides
- Parenting plans
- Parental alienation
-Set up a funding circle for help with court fees & Travel fees as the court process can be very lengthy and costly.
-Seven days a week free telephone support Our services are open to mothers, fathers, grandparents, new partners and extended families. We are an organisation dedicated to helping parents and their families continue to provide the love, care and support that their children need after separation - and are there to support parents and families in doing this - especially if you are having problems in coming to an agreement on your own.
-Local group meetings we've found that it helps for parents to talk to others who are in a similar situation and are able to share their experiences. That's why we will organise meetings all over the country. Our members can talk to and support each other directly, share their experiences and provide help. You may be looking for others to talk to, or need help of specific sorts - this is especially useful if you are going through a court process, as many choose to represent themselves.
-Child law advice the key piece of legislation which determines how courts approach disagreements between parents about their children is the Children Act 1989. It has been updated by subsequent Acts of Parliament, most notably the Children and Families Act 2014, but remains the most important part of the law for separated parents.
Which provides a brief overview of the legal framework which underpins the family justice system. It looks at the key principles which set out how courts approach separated families, the structure of the legal system, and the most common types of orders a court will typically make.
-Court process information & support we will cover Legal aid, McKenzie Friends, Representing yourself, solicitors, Court Forms.
-McKenzie friend help locate a McKenzie friends with new or on going court cases.
-Emotional support It is not uncommon for separation and divorce to be a life shattering experience, so if you feel that way, you are not alone. Everything that you care about, including the relationship with your children, your financial status, your ability to function at work and your health can be put at risk through prolonged proceedings , we will provide 7 days a week support to help through this tough time or simply just a shoulder to lean on.
-Fact sheets and guides to provide fact sheets and guides with the most up to date information.
-Parenting plans aim to help separated parents work out the best possible arrangements for their children and to try and ensure that these plans are clear, consistent and reliable.
Parents can use parenting plans to guide them through this difficult process. They can also be useful as a basis for discussion during mediation.
-Parental Alienation (PA) refers to a situation in which a resident parent (usually but not exclusively) turns their child against the non-resident parent, intentionally or unintentionally, resulting in the child’s supposed desire to reject all contact with that parent. There is still much debate among medical and psychological experts as to whether this behaviour pattern constitutes a syndrome, often referred to as Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) which was initially described by Dr Richard Gardner (Gardner, R. A (1989), Recommendations for Dealing with Parents who induce a Parental Alienation Syndrome in their children, Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 28 (3/4): 1-23).
Currently, PA is not officially recognised although there is much activity worldwide to influence its acceptance in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM- V.
HOW YOUR DONATION WILL HELP
- Office rental for support centre
- Provide one to one support for family's in need
- Set up a funding circle to help with court fees and travel costs
- Set up local group meetings
- Set up a 24hr emotional support centre
- Set up a campaign for parental alienation
- Setting up a website with live chat
This fundraising campaign will secure our future off family's in need offering free support and advice when is really needed.
We hope our services are fully up and running by mid December.
Thank you for your support