The Official Solicitor may be able to act as a litigation friend in legal proceedings involving families.
These cases involve the court making decisions about things such as:
- which parent or other adult a child will live with
- how much time a child will spend with a parent or other adult
- whether to stop a parent from making a decision about the child’s upbringing (prohibited steps order)
- whether to decide on an issue such as which school the child goes to, if they should have a religious education or any other question about a child’s upbringing (specific issue order)
Complete this document to help the Official Solicitor assess the issues in the case, including if there is enough money to cover legal costs.