Andrew and Laura
Andrew and Laura had spent six months engaged in contested litigation about their children. They had had a messy break up and both parties felt betrayed by the other. Their positions had become increasingly polarised and the arguments between them were bitter and at times vindictive. They had both incurred very substantial legal fees.
Realising how destructive the Court proceedings had been, they came to mediation hoping to build bridges with the aim of improving their relationship for the children’s sake. Over a number of meetings they discussed the arrangements for their children and were both able to reach agreement and find ways of minimising future conflict.
The couple felt that they had faced many of their issues and had made rational decisions based on what was best for their children rather than trying to hurt one another further. They were able to return to Court and ask the Judge to make an Order in terms they had agreed.
“I would like to thank both you and Lucy for such a positive experience, despite the outcome not being as I had hoped. You were both so very kind and I have already recommended your service to a family. One thing I lacked before I cam was the understanding/knowledge that I would be treated fairly in this process. It was so positive and the experience very “gentle” and thoughtful.”