Mckenzie Friend Court Support In Family Law Proceedings

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  • Are you having Problems With Child Custody Issues Or Other Family Court Matters              
  • And Unable To Afford Solicitors? 
  • I Can Help You With Affordable Low Cost Family Court Assistance



How I Can Help You

Help is at hand to bring your family law disputes to a swift and amicable conclusion by using a professional low cost approach without the need of solicitors.

Child custody expert Chris Coutanche will advise you on the various applications that can be made through the family law courts, we are here to help you with the conduct of your case, and to help you with the process of going to court

With over 20 years experience helping parents gives me the distinct advantage of knowing the family law system inside out, with the other party advised by a solicitor, and how you can conclude your case with my support



Call 07878 896044




Expert help and advice in court proceedings

  • Providing An Expedient Way To Solve Your Problem
  • Helping Litigants In Person In Public And Private Law Matters
  • Trained And Experienced In The Preparation Of Family Court Documents
  • In Unusual Cases, Right Of Audience Has Been Granted [see McKenzie Friend Guidance]
  • Expert Support With Testing Evidence, Your Questions To The Other Party  
  • With Over 2000 Successful Outcomes
  • With Supporting Credentials In A Recent Reported Media Case From The Supreme Court London  


I can help parents and grandparents in family court disputes

  • I will give you honest views on how to approach matters to save you time and a substantive amount of money
  • You can benefit from my years of experience and extensive resources to ensure you get the outcome you deserve.
  • Are you thinking of going to court soon ?
  • Do you need someone with you in court who is experienced in family law ?
  • Or do you need pre court support with your case


Cost- effective decisions to help you reduce your costs, without compromising your case 

I appreciate that children’s proceedings represent a difficult time in your life and I aim to provide as much assistance and advice as I can to make the process as painless as possible. It is inevitable that you will experience stress and a full range of emotions during this trying period, my experience and know-how will ensure that your matters are dealt with expediently in all family court matters.

The principles of a low cost service, has been adopted by the mckenzie friends family court support, with consideration to constructive, and cost-effective ways to help you with matters before going to court, and also in court.                                                                                                                                       


Testimonial from both parents matter

McKenzie friend Chris Coutanche is an expert in assisting in children and financial cases relating to divorce and separation, and has supported Parents and Grandparents in over 1600 hearings in family matters since 2004.  Chris is one of the most experienced McKenzie Friends in the UK, and has 30 years of background knowledge in children's matters and public law cases.  He is well known and well respected as a McKenzie Friend in the Family Law Courts, having a broad experience from Magistrate’s Courts through to the High Court and the Court of Appeal.  Using this experience, you can trust Chris to guide you through the court process, assist with court documentation, statements, and support you during court appearances.  In contact disputes Chris’ focus is firmly on the importance of both sides of the family having a proper input into the child’s upbringing, and he has a long history of successful outcomes in this regard.

How i can help you with all family law applications to court 

  • Matters relating to contact and residence  
  • Grandparents' applications 
  • Enforcement of court orders 
  • Specific issues and prohibited steps orders 
  • Removal from jurisdiction & Hague Convention cases 
  • Non molestation and occupation orders
  • Financial Disputes
  • Public law cases & child adoption                                




Are your being denied" contact with your children?

Perhaps you are in a dispute over child welfare issues?

Do you need advice on how to prepare your case?  I can assist you with every aspect of understanding court documents and procedures.

My experience in court can make the difference when decisions are made about your children

One of my most recent successful cases in the High Court related to parental alienation; the judge in this case commented positively and specifically on my conduct, preparation and presentation.  With my assistance you can have the assurance and support of an experienced McKenzie friend, dedicated to helping you resolve matters rapidly.

Financial Arrangements

Specialist Assistance In Financial Matters After Separation Or Divorce.

There is often no simple answer to the division of matrimonial assets and negotiation and the court process must have regard to the law and in particular will have regard to Section 25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, which lays down the rules on how the courts shall deal with property and financial issues.


Financial Arrangements For Children And Schedule 1 Of The Children Act 1989

In cases where the court may retain jurisdiction to deal with child maintenance issues, for example in cases of high income parents, or to meet the costs of education or disability. The CSA will only have a role in cases where the children are under 16 (subject to an adjustment period of a few months after they leave school) or under 19 if they are still in education. The courts have power to make orders for the support of children who are aged 19 or above but still in education or suffering from a disability.

Lump sum orders to benefit children or young adults who are still in education or where other special circumstances apply, this provision can be useful where parents have not been married and therefore the divorce law cannot be used to ensure proper housing for children while they are still dependent.




About my work and experience in family law cases

I have assisted parents and grandparents in private law proceedings for many years, providing you with the knowledge and guidance to achieve your objectives, I can support you through every aspect of the process.  With proven supportive strategies, coupled with the assurance of a host of satisfied parents that I have helped in that time.

I am an established McKenzie friend with a wealth of supportive references from established professional organisations and charities.

Negotiations prior to a hearing are of paramount importance in proceedings; barristers will usually support knowledgeable McKenzie Friends being involved, this will be advantageous to your case and can help to resolve matters smoothly as it can make these negotiations less confrontational.


Helping you as a litigant in person


I will consider most cases provided that your requests are in the best interest of your children, helping you to reach an agreement and if possible avoiding the court room altogether.

As your McKenzie Friend, prior to going to court, I will endeavour to discuss all of the options and possibilities available to you. 

I can advise you on the specific paperwork required, and on the possible strategies that may be needed during the court hearing. 

Being a Litigant in Person can be daunting and nerve wracking - I can help you in court to navigate through the complex matters and difficulties you may encounter, and to give you the confidence that will enable you to represent yourself without costly solicitors.


Why choose my service

I have extensive knowledge and experience of the family law system, and have established my reputation as a McKenzie Friend with court professionals over many years.  I have experienced some of the most complex cases relating to children and residence disputes ever in family courts, including my experience with my own case. 

I have assisted in many cases where the court has requested a finding of fact hearing, this requires substantial experience when supporting a parent who is a Litigant in Person.

I have developed strategies to help each individual case, with solutions that have been proven to work.

Cafcass and other experts

I can also advise you on all expert reports and recommendations from Cafcass and other professionals.

I will help you to successfully manage your dealings with authorities such as schools, social services, and the police.

I offer telephone and email support until 9pm most days

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Chris Coutanche by email only until the 29th of July and i will contact you later today 

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I provide assistance and experience as opposed to legal advice and therefore we will not be responsible for any adverse decisions in your case resulting from my support or documents that i have helped you prepare or guidance given to you. If you require advice as to the legal merits of your application or on what to say in statements and or applications, you should consult a solicitor, one that is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation 


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