Use plain English in your court paperwork

Can you think of anything you have read recently that was difficult to understand because of the words used or how it was written? You can probably think of some examples you have seen in court documents. Here are some examples of jargon: The parties shall file at court and serve on each… The child Read More

What to include in a witness statement

A witness statement is a document of evidence that can be used during a hearing.  It contains all the evidence that the person writing it wants the court to know about a case.  Examples of cases where a witness statement may be required are financial order and non-molestation order applications. You will need the court’s Read More

7 ways a McKenzie Friend can help you with your family court hearing

Do you have a family court hearing to attend?  Are you considering representing yourself? If so, consider taking a McKenzie Friend with you to court. Here are 7 ways a McKenzie Friend can help you at your hearing. 1. Moral support You may be lucky enough to enjoy the support of family and good friends Read More