We are McKenzie Friends specialising in family law
Children / Finances / Appeals / Injunctions – We can assist you in Court
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We help parents maintain and re-establish their relationships with their children after separation and divorce; our McKenzie Friends also assist in financial matters. Our family law specialists have an extensive experience and a thorough knowledge in relation to children matters and a good knowledge of financial issues. A Family Law Decisions McKenzie Friend will help you make the best decisions throughout; before any Court proceedings we will give practical information and support; at Court we will sit next to you providing advice and assisting in negotiations with other parties.
As family law specialists we will provide you with guidance and information on the most effective route through the legal system aiming for the best result for your children and you. You will find our support helps you to avoid lengthy delays and reduce your costs considerably. We have a comprehensive knowledge and experience acquired over many years working on family law matters at court; contact orders, shared or joint residence orders, prohibited steps orders, specific issue orders, children’s guardians, child abduction cases, parental alienation and appeals at all levels of court from magistrates to the Court of Appeal.
Our family law specialists put children first because we know (and research supports our views) that children generally flourish in shared parenting environments after separation/divorce. This will involve weekends and mid-week over-nights/visits or blocks of care. Most often arrangements that will fit comfortably with both parents work schedules/commitments and distance from each other are best made; importantly bearing in mind a child’s need to spend substantial time in the care of both of their parents in as child friendly an arrangement as possible.
We are able to assist you with your financial remedy case, including attending court with you in financial order hearings.
Family Law Decisions can put you in touch with a McKenzie Friend who may have considerable legal qualifications; many years of experience providing family law information; social work and other relevant qualifications and accomplishments; worked for the family courts as Children Guardian’s and Family Court Advisers; family law specialists with shared parenting Charity experience plus other relevant knowledge and qualifications that are valued. We are proud to be a Corporate Member of the Institute of Paralegals. We will attend Court with you and provide legal information as you may require. Please take a moment to look at a few of our many success stories.
We frequently take on cases where previously parents have made little or no progress whether represented or on their own and may have spent large sums for limited movement forward, we very often are able to make substantial progress relatively quickly for these parents. Whatever the individual situation of parents and their children our family law specialists can assist you in finding the best options in your families circumstances through agreement and/or via the family Courts. However limited your time with your own children at the moment or complex the matter or urgent the issue, please call or email for informed and practical assistance.
Family law should be a simple, easily accessible system that ensures children have as full and as positive a relationship with both of their parents in the circumstances as is possible after a separation/divorce. Sadly the family Courts often fall well short of this aim with children being the greatest loser’s as their relationships diminish or stop with a parent and extended family after a family break-up. In some cases one or both parties have been or are perceived to have been poorly behaved at times; we can help ensure that children’s needs are put first whatever the issues and attitudes of those involved. Our McKenzie Friends will explain about and assist you at Court in avoiding many of the pitfalls and delays inherent in the system and provide practical family law advice.
A Family Law Decisions McKenzie Friend will reduce the risks substantially of poor results for you and your children by helping you navigate the system as safely and successfully as possible, with large savings compared to other assistance you may be considering or have used in the past.
Find a Specialist
Jeff Botterill - Children & finances
Alison Bushell - Children
Colin Brealey - Children & finances
Corinne Clark - Children
Rebecca Lewis – Children & finances
David Dainty – Children & finances
Jo Masterton-Francis – Children
Our telephone lines are always open but if we cannot speak to you immediately we will call you back as soon as we are able to.
For more than general information regarding your case, we can also offer private assessment and advice sessions in person or remotely as required.
We cover the courts in England & Wales.
London, South-East, East of England, West Midlands, East Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber, North-East, North-West, South-West and Wales