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What is a part 3A vulnerable persons (support?) and how could requesting it affect the outcome of the final hearing?
Hi, (family court private) I’ve been informed that I can request for me to have a part 3A vulnerable persons (support?) At my final hearing as I have dyslexia, adhd and suspected autism (awaiting results from assessment) I have looked into this (google) but don’t really understand it all, is anyone able to explain it to me and also if I ask for that can my ex and his legal team use it against me to say I can’t cope? That I need support etc? I also have a letter from woman’s aid that says what my ex has put me through and continues to do is coercive control, emotional and psychological abuse Thanks in advance

Sandra Neely

14th April 2022

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Top Answer
Disability advisor. And experience. You can complete a form 3a and if someone needs to support within court hearing they’d need to complete a Mackenzie friend form. If you struggle with processing/ responding communication ensure you state on form that MF

Coralee Cook

14th April 2022

NQ dyslexia would not be a problem, if you have a friend they can be used as a McKenzie as above, it’s bad enough with a qualified solicitor I would never use a MF knowing what I know now. Also, be aware that they will use anything they can against you (other party and courts)

Rosana Harmon

14th April 2022

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