Figures published earlier this week have revealed that during May the number of private law cases involving children fell compared to the same period the year before.
According to the latest figures, the number of applications received by the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) – an organisation which reports on and represents children in family court cases helping the decisions that are made about them to be in their best interests – in relation to private law matters involving children fell by 55 percent in May, compared to the same period last year.
The fall in applications received by the organisation in May marks the eighth consecutive month that application numbers have fallen this year compared to 2013’s figures; applications received in May were also lower than those the month before.
In addition to revealing a decline in applications year-on-year the latest figures have also revealed that between April and December last year roughly 60 percent of parties involved in private law matters involving children were unrepresented.
As family law solicitors in Lincoln, we understand and appreciate that agreeing child arrangement orders can seem stressful and emotional – whether going through the courts or in private – which is why we are on hand to assist.
Our family law solicitors are experienced in helping couples come to an amicable agreement in relation to all child contact and maintenance issues following the breakdown of a relationship; guiding our clients through the legal process whilst ensuring the best possible outcome for the parents and children involved.
We are also experienced in representing parents throughout the court system; to find out how we can assist you in such situations contact our family law team today.