How a McKenzie friend or Paralegal can help you through the divorce process
When it feels like your world is falling apart, we’re here to provide support and direction on your new path ahead.
Divorce is a highly stressful experience in anyone’s life and it’s extremely important that you don’t underestimate how prepared you need to be.
Unless you’re dealing with an experienced divorce specialist, costs can quickly escalate. In my own case this came to over £80k (read more).
And in all this disruption it can be extremely difficult to navigate a clear path forward when your mind is engulfed in a sea of fog. Our ‘Better Not Bitter’ divorce coaching alongside with the case management, is a unique transformational mindset that will help better prepare you to tell your story in court. This kind of emotional support is something CourtTogether prides itself on. You just do not get that level of personal advocacy from most regular high-street solicitors. We really fight your corner. We are the ‘Erin Brokowich’s’ of the divorce trade.
As a trusted McKenzie Friend, we can help you through this whole process.
What is a McKenzie Friend UK?
McKenzie Friends arose from the 1970 divorce case of McKenzie v McKenzie. In that case, the husband was representing himself and wanted the help of someone who was not legally qualified in the English Courts. His request was refused. However, on appeal, it was determined that having moral support in Court was part of being entitled to a fair trial under the European Convention on Human Rights. Any such assistants/supporters are therefore now referred to as a 'McKenzie Friend'.
Through hands on case experience and legal know-how we can advise you what to write in a legal document or how to conduct yourself both in person with the other party. This kind of service is increasingly mirroring the service provided by solicitors but at a much more affordable rate. A McKenzie Friend can improve access to justice by providing valuable support for litigants in person. Attending Court can be a daunting experience, particularly for those who have not been before, and so many litigants feel encouraged to have someone who has been in the situation before sit with them and reassure them.
CourtTogether was created to provide both emotional and legal support to litigants and parents in their most difficult time. We do the handholding, the thinking and the explaining so you feel in charge and empowered. There is nothing worse than to go through court proceedings with an outcome that feels unjust because your solicitor failed to explain what was really happening. Our unique ethos is to deliver a personable service where you feel understood and understand. In family law cases the experience is key. However most litigants in person only get one shot at it. With us however, you are not alone or legally on a limb, because we have already walked this path many times before you.
A McKenzie Friend UK Specialist
Based in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, we’re a McKenzie Friend UK Specialist, with an proven track record of helping people in London and the Home Counties. In fact, with the uptake of virtual meeting tools in recent months, we can help almost anyone, anywhere.
The power of talking never fails
Want to start feeling better? Get in touch today, to see how talking to someone who understands what you’re going through can really help.
Call us free on 0800 4480907 – someone's usually available until 8pm, 7 days a week.
Representing Yourself in Family Court UK
Representing yourself in family court UK can seem like a daunting task. Especially if you have never had to do this before. At times it can feel that everyone and everything is conspiring against you, which in turn makes planning for your day in court very difficult. The chances are that you have little or no legal experience so it’s very important to fully understand the main issues when it comes to representing yourself in family court UK.
McKenzie Friend Family Law
McKenzie Friend family law are specialists who help many different people. But their expertise is particularly valuable to people who are deeply involved in family disputes or divorce procedures.
Trusted McKenzie Friends
Trusted McKenzie Friends do not try to impose their opinions or judgments on you. They simply help, guide and coach you through the divorce process. So, if you ever feel that you’re finding the whole court process daunting, be sure to talk to trusted McKenzie Friends to see the difference they can make.
McKenzie Friend Law
Here in the UK, there are many ways to find experienced professionals who can advise on most aspects of family law. If you are searching McKenzie Friend law, then Anita Johnson has all the experience you need.
McKenzie Friend London
We specialise in providing outstanding divorce services to the people of London and the surrounding area. Get in touch for more information on McKenzie Friend London.
Family Law Solicitor In London
When searching for a family law solicitor in London you’ll have no difficulty finding highly qualified experts offering help in most family law matters. Finding an experienced family law solicitor in London that can help you make sense of your current situation is extremely important. When you’re ready to move forward, you'll get a committed, highly experienced family law professional that will manage all aspects of your legal case from start to finish.
Why choose a McKenzie Friend or a Paralegal
More Cost Effective
Informed Professional Service
Moral Support and Coaching
Case Papers Support
What our Customers are saying?
"Court Together's help is invaluable!
They cut through the legal jargon to give clarity and grasp the salient points to create a good response to contest and present your side of the case. Their calm approach and manner at an extremely stressful time helps you to focus your mind objectively and empowers you to feel in control of the situation."
"What is unique about CT is they really took the time to get to know me, build an understanding of the situation and how best to apply it to the legal process. They offer real support as opposed to the typically transactional approach offered by previous solicitors I spoke to. Their personal approach gave me confidence that I had been understood. All the steps taken were fair and reasonable and I felt informed of the decisions and why they were taken. There was always an eye on what could happen next. It was a refreshing change to have open communication and transparency of the legal proceedings. Thank you"
"With CT I finally felt both heard and understood. Having experience domestic violence in my marriage, followed by numerous court cases relating to Child Arrangement order for my son, it was a game changer for me to feel believed. Not only did CT do my legal documents, but more importantly they showed compassion and empathy with my situation. With CT I felt they knew their stuff and I did not have to worry. Their attention to the details of my case was impressive. We became a team, so I felt we were doing it together. Through litigation guidance and coaching I found my confidence and voice again."