DEAL, England, September 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Cathy O'Mahoney's launch of Divorce Nicely in June this year provides an alternative for divorcing and separating couples. A one-stop shop for divorce and separation - people can keep costs low by choosing to deal with the divorce themselves, with some 'hand-holding' for the paperwork and guidance on the Court process. They can then go on to mediate their financial and property matters and negotiate a parenting plan. This will offset some of the misery being encountered by the controversial legal aid cuts last April.
Mediated divorce is the most cost-effective way to end a relationship. Studies show that couples agreeing divorce settlements through mediation, rather than through litigation, are much more likely to stick to the settlement. A mediated divorce is also much, much cheaper than negotiating through solicitors or proceeding to Court.
Divorce Nicely can also point divorcing couples to appropriate professionals for legal advice, financial advice, mortgage advice and counselling services if that is what is required, although much of the work couples can do for themselves, thereby keeping costs to a minimum.
An initial meeting includes assessing whether a party would qualify for legal aid for mediation. If so, then that party's mediation through Divorce Nicely would be free of charge. If neither party qualifies for legal aid, then Divorce Nicely are the most cost-effective charges in East Kent.
The new service is being offered at various locations throughout East Kent, including: Ashford, Canterbury, Deal, Dover, Folkestone, Faversham, Maidstone, Thanet and Whitstable and the intention is to roll the service out nationally.
NOTES FOR EDITORS
Cathy O'Mahoney is a non-practising solicitor who specialised in family, property law and employment. She became an accredited mediator in 2007 and undertakes all types of mediation including family, employment and business mediation through Deal Mediation Services, which she launched in 2011. Divorce Nicely is committed to providing an impartial, confidential, affordable and collaborative divorce and separation service.
26 Victoria Road, Deal, Kent CT14 7BJ
SOURCE Divorce Nicely