Can I bring a friend or family member to family court?

Going to court can be a daunting prospect for most people. It is not a place they are familiar with, and their ex will be there too. Whether or not you have a solicitor, the general view is that bringing a friend or family member to court provides invaluable support. But are they allowed into the courtroom, or must they wait outside? What role could they play and how can they help on the day? And lastly, could they make the experience worse? This article answers all these questions, and more.