How I can help – Emotionally Intelligent Approach


I am committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family.  When you are dealing with the breakdown of your marriage or relationship, you often feel out of control and unable to cope.  My aim is to provide impartial information, support and to set out choices to help you regain some control.  I understand the complex emotions that arise during separation, having undergone separate training in emotional intelligence and the importance of protecting children during this time.  I want clients to feel empowered to make reflective decisions enabling the family to move forward and to be able to communicate with each other, despite differences, long after the legal process has concluded.

I am often amazed how reluctant families are to consult solicitors for advice on a separation out of fear for the cost or from a misconception of what we can do to help as family lawyers and mediators.  I am committed to helping couples create positive futures for themselves and their children following the end of a relationship. I believe that no two families or clients are the same and I am committed to finding the best possible solution for every client to resolve their separation, divorce or matters relating to their children.  I understand the emotions associated with the breakdown of a relationship and provide legal advice tailored to your needs as well as practice advice on how best to deal with the emotion, financial and legal consequences of a separation.

My aim is to give you as much information on alternative approaches to resolve your family issues combining traditional values of a lawyer to provide high quality legal advice with a modern approach which will help you find a better way of resolving issues arising on a family breakdown.

You may have read information on the internet regarding a divorce, your rights in relation to financial matters and your children but before contacting me please consider the following questions:-

  1. What would you hope to be the best outcome?
  2. What would you hope to be your least favourable outcome?
  3. Looking back in two, five or ten years’ time, how do you want to have handled this part of your life?
  4. When the children are in their twenties, what memories do you want them to have from this part in their childhood?
  5. What is really important to you?
  6. What do you think is really important to your children?
  7. What do you think is really important to your spouse or partner?

Clare Madeline Mediation


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