Help & advice

Here are short answers to many of the questions we are asked, with links to more detailed information. The FAQs are arranged under three main topics: Shared Care, Dispute Resolution and Court & Law. There are links to further information in many of the FAQs.

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Frequently asked questions

As a ‘non-resident parent’ can I volunteer to be a parent helper at my child’s school for school trips etc outwith my court ordered contact time?

Can one parent stop a child being vaccinated?

Where do I start?

Should I represent myself in court?

Can a 12 year old decide what happens about contact?

My name isn’t on the birth certificate of my child, how can I deal with this?

Blogs

This Blog section contains personal views written by the people who use our services. Not everybody writing these blogs is able to add their name or other personal details due to ongoing disputes or court action. But they all represent strongly held views based on personal experience. The aim of each blog isn't just to let off steam - they are calls for action and suggestions for change. We are also interested in receiving contributions from people about their own experiences of ahared parenting, eiither as a parent or a child.

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Group meetings, training courses and events

Find out about our support meetings across Scotland and our training courses and other activities.

We are holding online meetings each week until we can resume some face-to-face meetings - see the listings below for details. See the FAQ section for advice if contact with your child is interrupted because of the virus. Our support by phone, WhatsApp and email will continue.

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August 2022

Glasgow Group Meeting

Monthly group meeting

Glasgow meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month. If we have your email on record you will get a reminder a few days beforehand, listing which lawyer is going to be at the meeting.  Coronavirus precautions are taken – please do not come if…

Glasgow
7:00-9:00pm

Dundee Group Meeting

Monthly group meeting

Dundee meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month. You don’t need to book in advance, but if we have your email on record you will get a reminder a few days beforehand, listing which lawyer is going to be at the meeting. We’ve found that it…

Dundee
6:30-8:30pm

Aberdeen Group Meeting

Monthly group meeting

Aberdeen meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of evry month in the Garden Room at Queen’s Cross Church. You don’t need to book in advance, but if we have your email on record you will get a reminder a few days beforehand, listing which lawyer is g…

Aberdeen
7:00-9:00pm

September 2022

Edinburgh Group Meeting

Monthly group meeting

Edinburgh meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month. You don’t need to book in advance, but if we have your email on record you will get a reminder a few days beforehand, listing which lawyer is going to be at the meeting.  This email will…

7:00-9:00pm

Central Scotland Group Meeting

Monthly group meeting

Stirling meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month. You don’t need to book in advance, but if we have your email on record you will get a reminder a few days beforehand, listing which lawyer is going to be at the meeting. We’ve found that…

Stirling
7:00-9:00pm