Thank you so much for the info. Feel that time is running out before 1st hearing. Is there a Form I can download to send to Court requesting to attend? Or do I just send cv and information to Judge for that case?
Also, want to thank everyone at wikivorce for all their help. They have been wonderful. Trying to help a relation when you have never done this before is daunting and learning (well trying to) so much.
The court may be able to provide you with the form they use, but you're probably better (and quicker!) sending over the short cv and request directly.
If your MF is one who's assisted before as a MF, they will know what to do, and what to write in thier CV (if they have and don't know what to write then run a mile!). If it's a friend or someone who hasn't assisted before as a MF,they may find the template below helpful. It is based on the CV I use when I occasionally assist someone as a MF:
I am assisting [yourname] as a McKenzie Friend.
I am not a member or supporter of any campaign group. I have/have not previously acted as a McKenzie Friend in family law cases.
I fully understand the role and the restrictions of a McKenzie Friend, I have read and fully understood the Practice Guidance. I confirm that I understand the duty of confidentiality, that I am not connected to or involved in the case and that I am not receiving any financial enumeration other than my travel expenses.