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Guidance

Image of a signpostFJC guidance on a variety of topics.

  • Interim Guidance in relation to expert witnesses in cases where there are allegations of alienating behaviours – conflicts of interest
    This interim guidance is focused on the limited issue of conflicts of interest relating to expert assessment in cases involving allegations of alienating behaviours. The Council’s full guidance note on responding to allegations of alienating behaviours, including the timing, scope and type of expert witness evidence will be issued in 2023
  • Guidance on assessing child’s competence to instruct a solicitor (PDF, opens in a new tab). The aim of this guidance is to provide some consistency of approach while recognising that each child is unique and each case fact specific.
  • The Family Justice Council is pleased to endorse Advicenow’s Survival guide to pensions on divorce. This guide is specifically designed to help people going through divorce or dissolution. It makes a potentially daunting topic understandable and manageable, by explaining why and how pensions should be included in financial settlements and providing a wealth of accessible guidance on the practical aspects of doing so. The guide will be invaluable for people tackling divorce or dissolution without a lawyer, as well as for all those seeking a better grasp of this often neglected or avoided issue.
    Watch this short film to see why you need to include your pensions when you divide money and property as part of a divorce, and what steps you should take.