Legal Services to Compliment the Mediation Process


Caroline has broken down the steps in this potentially difficult process

Caroline is clear and concise and communicates well. At all times Caroline has broken down the steps in this potentially difficult process so that I have been able to grasp them with limited legal experience.

James via email

Her first rate service is priceless but will also save you time, aggravation, and money

We embarked on a very amicable divorce expecting lawyers to try to set us against each other. We’ve all heard the tales so it was an immense relief to find Caroline has a very modern and open approach treating us as individuals and providing everything we needed, when we needed it.

We cannot thank you enough for taking the stress out of the legal process and can recommend Caroline’s approach without reservation. Her first rate service is priceless but will also save you time, aggravation, and money.

Ian & Bunty via email

I would highly recommend ILS

We were referred to ILS by our mediator and this was one of the best pieces of advice she gave. Caroline made the whole process much clearer and provided step-by-step guides to each stage of the process. Her user guides were comprehensive and her letter templates excellent. I rarely had to do anything other than date and sign on the dotted line. It’s also worth noting how quickly Caroline responded to queries, even when busy with other work or even on holiday! This was definitely money well spent and I would highly recommend ILS to anyone in the same situation.

Tom via email

The process couldn't have been clearer and simpler

I just wanted to say how brilliant Caroline has been in helping my (now ex !) wife and myself get divorced. We had trouble finding someone to act for both of us and when we finally found Caroline the process couldn't have been clearer and simpler. Despite us taking ages to get our paperwork sorted Caroline was endlessly patient and efficient. Would that more divorces could be as painless (and inexpensive !)

Steve via email

Your patience, kindness, professionalism... made it possible for me to move on with my life

Dear Caroline,

Ending a marriage after more than 20 years together is a heart wrenching, soul searching, despairing time. Add to that a couple a deaths in family and dealing with the administration of estates, wills, etc and you have what is sadly a very average experience of a 40 something year old in this day and age. No wonder so many people are struggling.

To get through such a difficult phase of life requires help. Although by my own admission I have not always been the best communicator or done what was needed in the right way. Your patience, kindness, professionalism and ability to break down the process and order in which to file the many forms made it possible for me to move on with my life.

Eternally grateful

Mirabelle via email

We could not have done it without you

Dear Caroline, I have now applied for Decree Absolute using your suggested wording in my covering letter to the court.

Enormous thanks to you for how easy and understandable you have made the complicated process seem. We could not have done it without you. In addition you were a pleasure to deal throughout; tactful and patient. I have already recommended you to a friend and will continue to recommend you to anyone who has reached agreement without recourse to lawyers.

Rachel via email

So much more effective than our previous experience

Caroline at ILS made the whole process of getting a Consent Order so simple. Following mediation, she took the agreements made, rightly interrogated them to make sure that we fully understood the implications, and then started drafting. Despite a subsequent change in direction, Caroline then redrafted the Order, all within the original fee, quickly and without complaint. The clarity and timeliness of her communications were exemplary and she also talked us through how to make application to the Courts for the Order. Absolutely everything went through, without any delays or queries from the Judge, and ILS maintained an absolute commitment to be fair to both parties at all times. Using their services was so much more effective than our previous experience of paying enormous fees for separate solicitors to write letters to each other, leading to no progress, bad blood and big invoices as the main outcomes. I have already recommended using ILS to somebody else who is in a similar position. You have to live with a Consent Order for a long time - it just isn't worth trying to do it yourself.

David via email

Thank you for guiding me through the minefield

Thank you for all of your help and for breaking down the legal jargon for me! You have a very thorough, tried and tested procedure, which you split into sections to make it feel less daunting.

You are also very approachable and explain everything thoroughly and when necessary,over the phone to make it easier to understand!

Again thank you for guiding me through the minefield to the other side.

Sue via email

Thank you for your patience and understanding

I would like to thank you for your patience and understanding during what was a difficult and somewhat frustrating period whilst things were being resolved following the mediation sessions that my ex wife and I went through.

In addition your service was very professional, you presented things in a manner and format that was easy for us to follow and, where necessary, the advice you provided was very much appreciated.

I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to those who require it.

Mike via email

Wouldn't Hesitate to Recommend Independent Legal Services

After going down the solicitor route to both mine and “my pockets” detriment in trying to secure my divorce and getting nowhere fast I can honestly say that the service provided by Caroline at Independent Legal Services was a breath of fresh air.

I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Caroline, worth every penny, took the fear out of a very daunting and complicated process.

Maria via email

Very Impressed

I was very impressed with Caroline as she was very pleasant and helpful in which she helped me in preparing my consent order from my memorandum of understanding and open financial statement after attending mediation and explained very well with step by step instructions how to get this order to the court .

Mr Flack via email

An Excellent Service

I have no hesitation in recommending Caroline Saunders - her help really was invaluable in steering me through what could have been a very tricky and drawn-out process. Her templates were excellent and she was very responsive to any questions I had, which was very reassuring. An excellent service. Thank you Caroline!

Emma via email

Highly Recommend

Caroline provided an excellent service clearly explaining the process we needed to follow and providing the paperwork necessary to complete our divorce. This significantly reduced the stress and financial burden during this unpleasant time. I highly recommend Independent Legal Services.

Mark via email

Complete professional and wonderful service

I received excellent service from Independent legal services run by Caroline Saunders. Caroline helped us deal with the overwhelming legal paper work and jargon, well worth the service and I would thoroughly recommend her due to her friendly and very professional service which helped us through the difficult period of divorce in making sure everything was correct for courts to sign off our agreement

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Excellent legal service

Absolutely brilliant, such a helpful and professional solicitor that helped us both through a difficult divorce.

I can honestly say that after a long marriage of nearly 30 Years my divorce hit very hard emotionally. When you're so low you defiantly don't function as you would in normal circumstances, although this is the time you need to produce accurate and precise documentations for the courts. Caroline Saunders of independent legal services was excellent, she has a wealth of expertise as a divorce solicitor and that is apparent in her professional approach but more than that she takes time to explain the complex legalities of what is required by the courts. She took the memorandum of understanding (document detailing what has been agreed in mediation) and completed all relevant court forms and documentation at the various stages of the divorce court application. Excellent value for money. Would and have recommended Caroline Saunders of Independent legal services.

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