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What to do if you need to get child maintenance and one of the parents lives abroad
You cannot make a new application to the Child Maintenance Service if the…
How you get a decision recognised or enforced depends on whether the other…
You can still enforce a child maintenance decision if the other parent…
You might be able to make a new child maintenance claim instead of…
List of countries where parents can apply to enforce or change a child maintenance decision made in UK courts.
How to apply to have your child returned if they've been abducted, or arrange contact or enforce a court order in EU, Hague Convention and non-Hague Convention countries
The home of Official Solicitor and Public Trustee on GOV.UK. We help people who are vulnerable because of their lack of mental capacity or young age to take advantage of the services offered by the justice system. This helps…
Apply for the return of a child taken abroad against your wishes, to make contact with them or to enforce a court order overseas.
Appoint a public official to act as executor of your estate if no one else can do it - the Public Trustee, Official Solicitor, fees, contact
We help people who are vulnerable because of their lack of mental capacity or young age to take advantage of the services offered by the justice system. This helps them to avoid being socially excluded.
Form to assess whether a party has capacity to conduct legal proceedings.
Apply to the Public Trustee to find out if a tenancy has been ended after a tenant's death
A list of solicitors accredited to deal with cases where a child is taken abroad without a parent's permission.
Form and guidance for parents to get a child maintenance order recognised or enforced in another EU country.
Form for solicitors to provide additional information about a protected party, if the Official Solicitor is asked to be a litigation friend.
Form for local authority staff to ask the authorities in another country for information or assistance in a child protection case.
Questionnaire to give to the Official Solicitor in divorce proceedings when one party may lack litigation capacity.
Form and guidance for parents applying to get or change a decision on child maintenance in another EU country.
Guidance for solicitors about appointing the Official Solicitor as litigation friend for someone lacking the capacity to conduct family proceedings.
Form for solicitors to complete if a protected party lacks capacity to carry out family proceedings.
Sarah Castle has been appointed to the role of Official Solicitor and Public Trustee (OSPT).
How solicitors can join the International Child Abduction and Contact Unit (ICACU) referral list.
How to make a complaint about the Official Solicitor and Public Trustee’s service.
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