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McKenzie Friend for Gloucester Family Court

Gloucester Family Court

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Phone Number01452 834 900

Address - Kimbrose Way, Gloucester, GL1 2DE
Hours - 08.30 pm – 4.00 pm
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Graham Fletcher provides a paid McKenzie Friend support service to parents attending family court hearings at Gloucester Family court for Child arrangement hearings, Non-molestation orders, Occupation orders and Divorce Finance Hearings (ancillary relief). 

Having a McKenzie friend support you means you are litigant in person and speak to the judge directly instead of a solicitor speaking for you - Graham's McKenzie friend service is cheaper and more effective than a family law solicitor.

Graham is experienced in coaching people to present their own case with over 10 years experience in Family courts and over 150 5 star reviews.

Estimate of Fees:

Graham’s estimate of fees to attend Bristol Family court would be

1 hour travel to and from court £75
and 2 hours at court (for a hearing pre-listed for 1 hr duration) would be £235

total estimate of cost is £235

Typically Graham meets most clients 30 min to 1 hr before to discuss aims, negotiate with the ex-partners solicitor or the ex-partner if open to this

Graham takes handwritten notes in court and quietly give advice and answer questions

Graham gives you the written notes to take away and will debrief you afterwards

if the hearing is delayed or I need to be present with you for longer than 2 hrs then the fee increases by £40 for each additional 30 min block of time

Graham asks for a advance deposit of £100 to secure his time in advance so that he can turn away other enquiries for the same day

the remainder of the fee is due on the day before we leave court, cash is preferred but Graham can also accept direct bank transfer payments via BACS and online banking

Mckenzie Friend support to present your case

I can attend to support you to present your own case as a litigant in person at in-person hearings at Salisbury Family court for Child arrangement, Non-molestation, Occupation orders hearings and Divorce Finance Hearings (ancillary relief). 

I am a experienced McKenzie Friend of many years experience in the above types of cases.

I frequently help parents increase the time they can spent with their children and to reduce conflict with their ex-partner at court hearings

I achieved long term positive outcomes in my own co-parenting situation after divorcing, both in and away from family court hearings

I have published a book on how family courts work and appeared on BBC Radio about my work. 

I offer:

To help your separated familiy achieve positive co-parenting outcomes

To support you in a way that reduces conflict between the parents

To work towards reducing the conflict or harm that your children are exposed to over time

Pre-court support with paperwork and coaching sessions


I will help you keep calm before the hearing

I will explain the potential process withou using legal jargon

We will discuss what to focus on when speaking to a judge 

If possible, I will help you negotiate with your ex-partner and their lawyer outside the court room (often a positive way to narrow down the points of disagreement and reach an agreement)

Inside the court room I will take notes

You can ask me questions as the hearing develops.

I can quietly answer and offer you advice to consider repeating out loud to the judge if it align's with you.

After the court hearing, I will explain what happened without legal jargon, what further steps require action from you and hand you hand written notes of the hearing to take away