REPRESENTATION OF CHILDREN

Depending on the child’s age and development, the Court may give the child a “voice” in Court proceedings or individuals may agree to hear a child’s views in mediation. 

Remember the child never gets a “choice” but may get a “voice”. 

The older a child is the more likely the Court will want to hear their “voice”. 

Providing the child with their own lawyer is one way to hear a child’s voice. 

There are also Practice Note 7 voice of the child reports or Bilateral Parenting Assessments which the Court uses to hear a child’s views. 

When in doubt, just book a consultation here and I would be happy to answer your questions. There is a fee for this consultation.