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CAFCASS – changing times

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This week we are looking at the role of the Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service (‘CAFCASS ‘) in family cases and how this may change in the future.  By way of reminder, a while ago we wrote about the role of CAFCASS in our ‘who or what is CAFCASS’ blog. Recent guidance issued by CAFCASS suggests their involvement with families and the court system will change. With effect from 1 July, CAFCASS issued specific guidance, with the approval of the President of the Family Division, on the use of their professional time to benefit children.  The overall aim…

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Who or what is CAFCASS?

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A while ago we wrote a series of blogs about court procedure in the financial aspects of divorce and dissolution. You can find them here: disclosure, the first appointment, the FDR, and the final hearing.     We thought it might be a useful complement to those blogs to write a few on the court’s role if it’s asked to sort out disputes about children – either about where they should live or with whom they should spend their time and when (now ‘child arrangements’ – formerly residence and contact, and before that (but not since the 1980s), custody and…

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