Caversham-based husband and father, Peter, was facing a tough choice. He had been married to his wife for 25 years, but he and his wife had drifted apart and were just going through the motions for the sake of the children.
No-one was to blame, it was just time to call an end to a marriage that was no more than an empty shell.
So, after much thought and deliberation, Peter decided that the best way forward was to leave; to make a clean break for both of them.
Of course, it was a big shock to them both. And it’s difficult to nail the practicalities when dealing with difficult emotions. But, quite rightly, Peter knew that it was important to agree a settlement and sort out the house.
That’s when he came to us at Family First for his first fixed fee £60 consultation.
“It was completely relaxed.”
Peter explained his situation to us. As is always the case with our initial consultations, we gave him as long as he needed to discuss his problems.
By the end of the consultation, Peter had a clear plan on how to move things forward.
The Family Law Services we provided for Peter:
- Fixed price £60 consultation
- Mediation advice
“The solicitor I saw was interested in me and was able to give me an idea of some final outcomes right at the start. She showed me it didn’t have to be that complicated so long as I was prepared to compromise and be sensible. We must have talked for at least two hours and there was no clock watching. It was completely relaxed.”
– Peter, Caversham
Realistic advice for mediation
Once Peter understood his situation and what kind of outcome he could expect, he was determined to move forward to mediate an agreement with his wife… and right now, it looks like his wife is ready to talk too.
“I know I won’t get everything I want, but at least I am being advised realistically. No-one needs a lawyer who just gives you a load of old flannel. You have to find out where you stand.” – Peter.
A Final Word From Peter:
“The most valuable piece of advice has been how to stop the drifting and vagueness. Family First have helped me take the initiative, and get my wife to a sensible mediator. We are nearly there.”