Sometimes families experience problems. Your parents or carers might be splitting up, or they might be finding it difficult to look after you properly. Families can usually sort out these problems, but sometimes they can't. Specially trained people such as solicitors, judges, magistrates or social workers may need to get involved in sorting out the situation.
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That's when a family court can help with big decisions, like who you should live with and who you should see. The aim is for everyone to agree, but if that's not possible, a judge or magistrate will look at all the facts and help make the best decision possible.
Sometimes a judge in the family court may ask a Cafcass worker to speak to you. Here we let you know what to expect when there is a case involving your family at the family court. We also tell you about how Cafcass works with families involved in family court proceedings.
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