‘We trust Emma completely. We know she’s an excellent solicitor but she’s also become like a part of our family, and we consider her a friend. I certainly couldn’t have managed without her....’
‘When my ex-girlfriend informed me that she intended to split up and take my daughter abroad with her, I was understandably shocked. Despite knowing I was a loving father, there was a very real sense of helplessness. Alongside my lack of knowledge relating to family law, like many people I assumed that any future time with my daughter would be extremely limited. I assumed that the mother would inevitably get 'custody'. Fortunately, a family friend recommended I chat with Natalia and that I explore all options before it was too late… In fact, my first phone call to Natalia was possibly the most important phone call I have ever made. She made me realise that I had a strong case to argue that my daughter should continue to reside with me – remaining in her home city, in her current school, with her friends and a parent who had always been a consistent and positive role model. The follow up conversations with Natalia educated me further. Finally, thanks largely to Natalia, my daughter chose to reside with me and the court settlement ruled in my/my daughter’s favour....’