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Professional alternative to a divorce solicitor | Graham Fletcher McKenzie Friend

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I love helping mothers and father present their own case as litigants in person in c100 child arrangements orders,non molestation orders, occupation orders and divorce finances hearings in family courts. I am a high quality, trusted alternative to a divorce solicitor with over 150 5 star reviews

I help resolve disputes effectively without needing to use a family law solicitor. I'm passionate about mentoring litigants in person to present their own case in family courts in cases that involve domestic abuse allegations, false allegations, child custody disagreements and divorce finance settlement negotaitions. 

I will help you understand the "shrouded in mystery" divorce solicitors obscure with their legalese langauge.I provide the emotional support you need to feel confident to go through this process yourself and in doing so save you £1000's when compared to the bills you would get from the average divorce lawyer

I am a qualified mentor with over 5 years experience working in family courts as a professional McKenzie Friend 


 "He was the best Mckenzie friend/solicitor/advisor I could've asked for " Mr Hichem Volcano, Google, Nov 2021

"He is very knowledgeable and is able to save me money which I would otherwise have spent on legal fees and solicitors" Miss Wahida Finlay, Yell, 1st Nov 2021

"He provided an efficient service and good advice at a fraction of a cost of a solicitor" Mr A.G (Anonymity requested) 30th Oct 2021


After initially paying a family law barrister a very high fee for doing very little in my own divorce in 2012, I decided to present my own case as a litigant in person with the support of a Mckenzie Friend and did so to success. Since then I have provided high quality, trusted alternative service to using a family law solicitor for hundreds of mothers and fathers, working as a professional McKenzie Friend

I achieved positive outcomes in my own divorce finances and C100 child arrangements order hearings. I was successful in achieving occupation order and non molestation order applications against me being dismissed

 C100 Child arrangements      Divorce finances     Non molestation orders      Occupation orders

Domestic abuse help            Author on Family Law          Trainer        Mentor


 Are you looking to present your own case in C100 child arrangements order and divorce finance settlement cases after racking up high legal bills with a divorce solicitor ?

Denied or restricted in access to their children following a divorce / separation ?

Facing false allegations in C100 child arrangements order and non molestation order family courts hearings?

Faced with financial divorce negotiations over the sale of a home/assets ?



I am not legally trained like a divorce solicitorbut I have more 5 star reviews than them so I believe this evidences I have good insights into the process of helping litigants in person achieve positive outcomes- I offer a professional McKenzie Friend service -  A proven track record of insightful, solution focused advice without using the legal jargon of divorce solicitors. My pay as you go rates are affordable and cost effective when compared to long, drawn out expensive approach common with divorce solicitors. You control your expenditure. No unexpected bills. 

Based in Berkshire, I help litigants in person all across England and Wales with video or telephone pre-court coaching sessions on how family courts work, how to speak to cafcass about your children and domestic abuse allegations and how to stand your ground when negotiating with family law solicitors in divorce finance negotiations

 As your McKenzie Friend I can take notes during a family court hearing, private message you advice (if a remote hearing) and prompt you to remember the key points you want to make to a judge or magistrates 


How is a McKenzie Friend different to a divorce solicitor ?

Your empowered to understand the process without legal jargon

You will feel confident to negotiate with family law solicitors

I'll help you understand how family courts may deal with domestic abuse allegations

As a qualified mentor I will coach you on how to present your case against family law solicitors

I provide emotional support and shared parenting advice based on my experience as a separated parent

Positive Family Court Outcomes

Solution Focussed McKenzie Friend Advice

Improve How You Come across to a Family Court Judge

Feel Confident Negotiating With Intimidating Divorce Solicitors

Give Cafcass the right information about your children

Resolve your C100 child arrangements order disputes

Following a divorce or separation nothing pulls on the heartstrings more than your children being prevented from having a relationship with you and having to go to family court to get a C100 child arrangements order

A C100 child arrangments order would support your children and you to ensure your relationship grows and develops

In my work as a professional alternative to a divorce solicitor I’m always solution focused in the family court advice I provide, looking for opportunities to improve parental relationships and resolve child arrangments and divorce finance disputes.

I provide an alternative service to that of a divorce solicitor in how I work. Many of the litigants in person I have helped over the years feel lawyers seek to amplify and extend conflict. As a professional McKenzie Friend I help parents work towards a future where they can co-parent together 

Experienced Family Court Advice to Achieve a Fair Divorce Settlement

If your facing divorce or separation agreeing how the property and divorce finances are split can cause high conflict and high legal bills with family law solicitors. An "expensive postbox" is how one of my clients described his previous divorce solicitor's fees

I can help you step forward into the future with an equal, fair financial footing. I can help you negotiate an outcome reflective of all the contributions within the relationship.My McKenzie friend service helps you achieve positive family court outcomes without paying high divorce solicitor fees

With my insightful, professional Mckenzie friend support you can confidently negotiate with divorce solicitors, present your case to a judge and increase the likelyhood of achieving a fair divorce outcome

Give cafcass the right information about your children

Cafcass family court advisors are the social workers who will assess and provide advice on your children and domestic abuse allegations made in family courts

You need to impress Cafcass so as to influence them to write a positive assessment of the future child arrangements you seek for your children in family court hearings

I have many years of McKenzie Friend experience behind me on which to advise litigants in person on how to prepare for their important interviews with Cafcass

Remote Family Court Hearings

It can be difficult to know when and what to say in family court hearings as they often move at a fast pace with confusing legal language used by divorce lawyers

I will empower you to participate in a family court hearing feeling calm, heard and confident to make important decisions about your children in C100 child arrangements order hearings

With my professional alternative to a divorce solicitor approach, I will take notes and private message you advice during your family court hearing, you will increase your chance of negotiating a positive c100 child arrangements order or divorce finances settlement

front cover of the free sampler pdf book by graham fletcher mckenzie friend called 'eyes wide open'

   My passion for helping litigants in person understand how family courts work in child arrangements, non molestation orders, occupation orders and divorce finances has seen me publish a book on the subject to 5 star reviews. I have been interviewed on BBC Radio Oxford and a guest speaker at London's first divorce show in 2020. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to buy a copy

"I’d definitely highly recommend this book" Mr L Plowden

"An excellent guide " Bob, Amazon Customer

"This book is a must have " Amazon Customer

 "Essential reading if you are going to court" Amazon Customer

"A MUST read for anyone about to start Court proceedings" Karl

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