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FAMILY LAW questions
Ask me a Question?
I am happy to try to answer any general questions about Family Law that readers might have. Although I deal mostly with cases involving children, I have friends and colleagues that deal with matters relating to finances on divorce and related matters who I can ask if I do not know the answer to your question. I will always make it clear when someone else has provided an answer.
Having said all of that, I am only one person, so you may have to be patient.
I have also prepared a list of Do’s and Don’t which hopefully should make it clear what sort of thing I will and won’t deal with. Before you ask a question, you must have read the Before You Ask a Question Tab below.
When you are ready, look at the Ask a Question Tab below.
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Before you ask a Question
If you use the “Ask a Question” page you will have indicate that you have read and understand this page. By doing so you are agreeing to the things I set out on this page. Sorry, but I am a lawyer after all.
The General Idea:
I will provide answers to general questions. Look at the examples on the blog page and you will get the idea. This website is intended to provide general advice in family law matters. It is free and prepared on my own time. It’s aim is to help people understand family law better in a world where legal aid is restricted. It is not intended as a substitute for legal advice tailored to your specific situation.
Things that I will do:
- I will do my best to answer any question in the clearest way I can think of and as soon as my other work commitments allow.
- I will send you an email with a copy of the answer I put on the blog page of the website.
- I will publish the question and answer on the website.
- I will only use first names and will never name or knowingly identify or publish any information that would lead to the identification of any children that might be mentioned in the question.
- If I think you need specialist advice or you question is too complicated or involved I will send you an email telling you why I think that.
- Once I have published the answer on the website I will delete your email and I will not keep your email address or the question you asked.
Things that I will not do:
- I will not give advice on any matter where you are already involved in Court proceedings and have lawyers acting for you.
- I will not guarantee to answer every single question and I reserve the right to refuse to answer a particular question.
- I will not become involved in email exchanges.
- I will not act as a substitute for your own personal lawyer.
- I will not accept responsibility for the consequences of any questions or answers published on this website.
Things that you must not do:
- You must not ask me to name specific children or adults.
- You must not use me to ‘second guess’ advice you have received in any ongoing matters from your own lawyers. If I get the sense that this is what the question is about, I will not answer it. Family cases have many different circumstances and one you may omit from the question may make all the difference to the answer.
- You must not rely upon any answers I give in Court. I am not a ‘legal authority’ and the intention of this website is to give general help, not be a substitute for advice tailored to your specific situation.
- You must keep you questions short and to the point.
What you are agreeing to:
- Everything set out above.
- By asking a question you are agreeing to let me publish the question on the website.
- You are agreeing to my editing the question for the sake of clarity, to make sure that the identity of children is not revealed or for any other reason I consider appropriate.
- You are agreeing that I may decline to answer or simply ignore any question I consider inappropriate for whatever reason.
- You are agreeing that I may refer your question to a solicitor or barrister of my choosing in the event that I do not know the answer or think their input would be helpful in explaining this answer.
- You are agreeing that by asking a question you are not in any way creating a legal relationship between myself and you. You agree that I have no obligation to you whatsoever.
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Ask me a Question
To ask me a question please send me an email to the address below.
Before you send me a question please make sure you have read my Before you Ask a Question Tab. Please indicate in your email that you have read this.
I will only refer to first names on the when I post answers on the Home Page, so if you would like me to use a particular name, please let me know in your email.
The email address to send questions to is:
Please do not use this email address if your communication is not about this website or a general question relating to Family Law. Instead take a look at the Contact Me page.