The Court and Family Advisory and Support Service (known as CAFCASS) have reported that in 2016, they were appointed to assist on 39,978 new private law cases. This is an 8.8% increase from 2015.
CAFCASS are an independent organisation that assist the Courts by representing the children’s interests in family law cases.
They mainly work with families in three areas being divorce/separation, care proceedings and adoption. From the outset, families are encouraged to work together and complete a parenting plan to avoid court intervention.
If you, a friend, relative or colleague are experiencing family difficulties Slater Heelis have a team of family law specialists who would be able to assist individuals in this regard.
Please look on our website for further details https://www.slaterheelis.co.uk/family-law/ or call 0161 969 3131 and ask to speak to a member of the family team.