Thoroughly excellent service provided via Wikivorce. Was slightly apprehensive of how it would all work, especially at a distance. However, they were swift, efficient, immensely polite, accurate, and gave regular updates. I would recommend them to anyone.
Can't fault my experience in any way. Brilliant advice / available at short notice for any questions and most importantly swiftly achieved the desired result. Found Austin Kemp after feeling HCB Solicitors were not acting in my best interests and I was correct on all fronts - even including having an appreciation for the fact Divorce is already emotional situation. Also, rather than have to query every suggested next step and be charged for the pleasure; As I'd done a little research of my own and was able to challenge their advice - however we pay Solicitors for their expertise and need to put our trust in them. Austin Kemp thankfully achieved that for me during our first conversation I was already reassured they understood what I wanted and how best to achieve it. Resulting in 7-8 months less work and no court appearances as I had been previously advised by HCB. I THANK YOU DEARLY AUSTIN KEMP. I can start my life again earlier and with a healthier bank balance because of you!!!
Amazing service. For the first time in nearly two years I feel less in a spiral and more in control.
Thoroughly professional, straightforward, timely and reasonably priced. I would recommend this firm to anyone. Thank you Emma and Austen Kemp for a great service.
Thank you so much. You were great. I wasted so much time and money with my previous solicitors and only regret I did not contact you earlier. I have dropped a line to Paul to thank him for referring me to you. I hope you enjoyed the red I sent you as a token of our appreciation.
Austin Kemp provides a pragmatic and honest approach to the individual's journey through Family Law issues. They demonstrate a willingness and capacity to respond to challenging and unpredictable circumstances. The professional, yet personal, service is naturally client centred, but with a realistic and informed view of children's needs. And it has been heartening to have such a caring team walk beside me in the long journey.
I cannot recommend highly enough Austin Kemp as a strong, commercially intelligent and the most effective negotiators. Their negotiation skills are second to none. I have seen firsthand the excellent results this team achieves for their clients.
Just want to say thanks so much for everything. You have been brilliant and very patient. I always felt comfortable calling when asking to clarify certain points of the divorce.
I can honestly say that I am more than satisfied with the management of my case and of my then state of mind. I highly recommend this firm. Thank you.
Amandeep Kooner was not prepared to be swayed from a path of professionalism to accommodate my anxiety and frustration. He would not succumb to taking instructions tit for tat response. He ensured at all times that the response he gave reflected a dignified client with a pleasant demeanour. In so doing he demonstrated his commitment to protect and secure my interests and dignity off which I am most grateful.
Although he has a dual approached role which is business and a duty of care, Amandeep Kooner showed concerns for the level of expenditure that I had already put out with no resolve. His team contained the work to the minimum and produced the maximum results. My case was quickly progressed without compromising compassion and understanding.
Very professional service! Explained everything they were doing for my case every step of the way and really helped me to understand how we would proceed. Thank you!
Intellectually bright, hardworking and extremely professional - Amandeep Kooner took my case at it most difficult as I had come to the end of my ability to remain calm and patient. Up until I instructed Austin Kemp, I had lost all hope that any solicitor could convince me in pursuing a non-retaliatory approach as I was losing ground to allegations and fabrications. Tough, hardworking and extremely professional.
The majority of people going through a divorce would prefer to avoid the sometimes costly and time-consuming affair, of going to court in order to reach a financial settlement and decide on arrangements for any children involved.
Mediation is designed to help couples reach an agreement about these essential issues, without going to court with the guidance of mediation solicitors. We believe despite the re-conciliatory approach of mediation, it is wise to seek independent legal advice from mediation solicitors who special in divorce law. Mediation solicitors will be in a position to advice you before you commence mediation ensuing you are fully prepared.
In essence, mediation is a process during which you and your spouse meet with a mediator, with the aim of reaching an agreement about what will happen with regards to issues such as your finances and children, when you divorce.
The mediator is an impartial person, there to help with negotiations between you and your spouse. They do not take sides.
Their sole purpose is to help you reach an agreement that suits both parties. They can offer information about the law and legal processes but cannot offer legal advice.
Mediators are not there to help you and your spouse work out your differences with the aim of getting back together – they are not marriage counsellors.
One of the most positive things about the mediation process, is that it encourages couples to reach solutions together, rather than fighting against each other in a court room.
Although mediation can be stressful at times, it could help you to reach an agreement much more quickly and at a fraction of the cost of a long, drawn out court battle.
How many sessions you will need depends upon how complex your issues are and how long you take to resolve them.
Each session tends to be about an hour or two long. Some couples need just one meeting to reach an agreement, whereas for others it could take many more.
Mediation is often cheaper than the more traditional legal routes, such as solicitor to solicitor negotiation or collaborative law, as mediators often charge less per hour than solicitors.
You may be able to apply for Legal Aid to help with the costs of mediation. Head to the government website to find out more about Legal Aid and discover if you could be eligible.
It’s important for both you and your spouse to seek independent legal advice alongside mediation, in doing so you can speak to our expert mediation solicitors.
It’s worth noting that if you do qualify for Legal Aid, you may be able to access a free legal advice session before mediation.
If you do reach an agreement with your spouse during mediation, the mediator will write a Memorandum of Understanding for you to take to your solicitor, so that the agreement can be put into a legally binding court order.
It’s worth noting that on some occasions, such as if your divorce has an international element, mediation may not be appropriate, as it may be imperative to start court proceedings immediately.
Want to know more about mediation? Get in touch to speak to one of our experienced solicitors.
The break-up of a relationship can be an extremely emotional and stressful time for everyone involved. Where will we live? What will happen to the children? How much money will I have to live on?
These questions and many more can add a great deal of worry to an already difficult time. Last week, a television crew followed mediators in a fly-on-the-wall style documentary as they worked with couples to negotiate through questions such as these. It was a fascinating and sometimes sad watch.
Mediation is a process during which you, your spouse and a mediator work through issues in your divorce, such as finances and children, with the aim of coming to an agreement. The mediator is simply an impartial person, there to help with negotiations.
A mediators role does not stretch to any kind of marriage guidance – their role is to help you and your spouse come to an agreement about the financial side of your divorce or what will happen to your children. They’re not marriage counsellors and are not there to help you work out your differences and get back together.
Although mediators can give you information about the law and legal processes, they are unable to give you legal advice. It’s always a good idea to have a solicitor as well so that they can provide you with legal advice about your specific case.
The number of mediation sessions you and your spouse have will depend on how many issues you want to discuss and how quickly you can reach an agreement.
If you cannot reach an agreement with your spouse through mediation then you may need to go to court in order for a judge to decide on your settlement and any undecided child arrangements. However, there are other options you can explore first such as collaborative law or solicitor led negotiations.
If you do reach an agreement with your spouse then the mediation process will end and the mediator will write a Memorandum of Understanding for you to take to your solicitor. You may then be advised to take the Memorandum to court and turned into a legally binding court order.
Mediation may not be suitable for everyone. However, most people will have to go to a meeting called a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting before they can take their case to court. The purpose of this meeting is to give you and your spouse information about what mediation entails and how it could help you. There are circumstances where you and your spouse wouldn’t have to attend this meeting, such as if your divorce had an international element which meant you had to start court proceedings immediately.
Mediation can be a good way for couples to come to an agreement about their finances and childcare. Making the decision together in this way can be beneficial for your future relationship, especially if there are children involved.
Our expert mediation solicitors help you with a range of legal issues, including:
For more information on the divorce process call our expert mediation solicitors on 0845 862 5001 or email email@example.com.
Our expert mediation solicitors offer a nationwide service. We have client meeting office facilities available, in order to have face-to-face client meetings / conferences as and when required in:
Leeds Office: Princes Exchange, Princes Square, Leeds, LS1 4HY
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Halifax Office: Old Lane, Halifax, HX3 5WP
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