Trusted McKenzie Friend Michelle Benson  
   
   
 
Michelle has assisted numerous individuals in family court matters, including divorce, child custody, visitation rights, and domestic violence cases.

She provides emotional support and practical advice to clients during court proceedings, helping them understand legal procedures and documentation.

Michelle prepares clients for court hearings, offering guidance on presenting evidence and making compelling arguments.

Michelle is highly experienced in drafting forms and documents, including witness statements,, and other court submissions.

Her skills include:

  • In-depth knowledge of the family court.
  • Strong understanding of court procedures and regulations related to family matters.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, adept at building rapport with clients.
  • Empathetic and compassionate approach to handling emotional situations.
  • Effective problem-solving and analytical abilities.
  • Strong organizational skills, capable of managing multiple cases simultaneously.
  • Proficient in research and writing.
Michelle can offer support on a fixed fee basis
 
         
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  Lucy E about McKenzie Friend Michelle

Michelle helped read my position statement and spoke with me before my first hearing with my ex partner . In this hearing she made me feel much more able to deal with the situation, explained the process , dealt with my conflicting emotions and totally understood me where others would not , had they not experienced it for themselves . A court date is highly upsetting , stressful and unknown to most of us . Michelle gave me the strength to go ahead and achieve my desired outcome , to protect myself , my family and my property for the future , I would not hesitate again to ask her for her amazing assistance . She is a diamond in a sea of depression , sadness , unhappiness and worry . She’s a true angel , ultimate professional in her field and made the process as good as it could be for me.

 
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  Simon B about McKenzie Friend Michelle

Michelle's support, expert advice and clear guidance and level of organisation has been excellent throughout. She is very approachable and affable and puts you completely at ease theoughout the process, offering much needed reassurance during the most stressful moments of the court proceedings. I would not hesitate to recommend her services to others

 
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  Owen L about McKenzie Friend Michelle

Michelle has been amazing offering guidance and support through a stressful time. Knowing how and when to deal with solicitors who are trying to antagonise the situation has been priceless. Michelle has also pointed me in direction of additional financial support available to myself and family that was previously unaware of. After spending 1000s on solicitors initially I never felt like myself and daughters welfare was being supported holistically as it is now with Michelle. Can highly recommend to others!

 
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  Grant W about McKenzie Friend Michelle

Thank you Michelle for an excellent service. You have a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Reliable, punctual, reassuring, friendly, very helpful and good value for money.

 
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  Scott A about McKenzie Friend Michelle

Thank you so much. For your help and support. Your support on the phone was more helpful on helping me understand what i need to do and ask in court. I camt thank you enough. I'm hoping i can ask for help in the future.

 
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  Simon G about McKenzie Friend Michelle

Michelle was great. She gave me lots of good advice in general and as regards the completion of my draft position statement and was totally clear about the expertise, support and assistance she can provide with all aspects of the family court process. I am looking forward to working with her.

 
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  John W about McKenzie Friend Michelle

Michelle has helped me in see my daughter again in a regular basis. I now see my daughter ever weekend thanks to her in put at the court hearings. The advice she has given me put me has been better than a solicitor, as we were up against my ex and her solicitors and thanks to Michelle I got the contact that I was looking for. Thank you again Michelle

 
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  Hayley T about McKenzie Friend Michelle

I simply could not of coped without Michelle’s endless support through the latter stages of my divorce and Child Arrangement Order. My anxiety was so high approaching court deadlines and opening up solicitors letters but Michelle stepped in every time,keeping me calm, keeping me informed and well advised. She sent endless messages to keep me buoyant and reassure me that I can do this without expensive solicitors. And she was right. I did cope, with her help and expertise but most importantly, the warmth that I needed at a time when I felt the most vulnerable and alone. Solicitors bills have left me in debt but without Michelle I would of been a further 25K in debt as well. I can’t thank her enough and would urge you to contact Michelle if you are struggling with divorce and children related issues.
Michelle is knowledgeable, capable and calm and sat through hearings with me quietly giving me advise and prompts in my earpiece during the hearings. I can’t express enough how much this helped and I simply could not of done this without her.
She read through complicated forms and interpretated them to me and wrote out superb statements without causing aggression and unnecessary conflict.
I wholly believe going through solicitors will cause more harm, money and heartache and wished I had of used Michelle earlier on in the process.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart Michelle.
I have made a forever friend.

 
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  Alexjev about McKenzie Friend Michelle

I would recommend Michelle to everyone who is dealing with child arrangement order, she is very professional and supportive, many thanks Michelle , my life is back to normal

 
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  Kinga R about McKenzie Friend Michelle

I’ve been working with Michelle since around March 2021. There are no words to describe how helpful and amazing she is. I wouldn’t be able to go through all my court cases without Michelle. It’s been a very hard year for me but with Michelle’s help and emotional support it’s been much much easier. She is the best!

 
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  Ian about McKenzie Friend Michelle

Michelle has been brilliant in helping me with my court case regarding contact with my son.
She is calm ,understanding and knowledgeable in complex issue's. Kind and empathetic in what has been a difficult time for me. I look forward to her continuing support.

 
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  K-Ann N about McKenzie Friend Michelle

Outstanding, support I love her with all my heart for everything she has emailed people, made phone calls and helped me all the way through court supporting mummy and my special children I can't thank her enough so special to me, throughout, exceptional applications and proceeding court orders being placed for mummy and children, lovely and, speaks on behalf of my children, I am so very grateful for all her supportive work and written online confirmations I will always be in in contact with her xx

 
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  Emmanuel about McKenzie Friend Michelle

Thank you from the bottom of heart for supporting me through the Court yesterday 10.03.21 .

Being a disabled person, Michelle guided me through it all. Case management, supported and mentored me, and her response to me was excellent

Thank you . You have made a 9 year old girl happy when she sees her father.

Regards

Emmanuel

 
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  Susann about McKenzie Friend Michelle

Michelle was really great during both my first CAO and my non molestation hearings. She supported me in the build up to them both, gave me advice prior to the hearings and during them and helped calm my nerves.

 
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  Kerry N about McKenzie Friend Michelle

Outstanding, efficient, excellent at supporting my children and their mummy and supportive of my children's best interests and having a contact order for my children and their mummy in their lovely mummy's home, so gratfull and appreciated everything she's done for me,

 
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  M. M about McKenzie Friend Michelle

Michelle is brilliant, keeps you calm and is always on hand for reassurance and advice.Michelle believed that things would work out even when I didn’t, which is what I needed.

 
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  J. M about McKenzie Friend Michelle

I would definitely recommend Michelle very professional and makes you feel at ease.

 
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  Rukiya M about McKenzie Friend Michelle

Michelle has been amazing since day 1. She has been so supportive in what was a very stressful time for myself and my daughter. She has been patient and guided me through the process even though I am not IT literate. I didn't know divorce proceedings could be so simple until Michele took my case and handled everything for me. Thank you so much the service has been amazing

 
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  Mariusz about McKenzie Friend Michelle

Michelle was very supportive through out the whole process. More than happy with the outcome. Thank you so much for your help.

 
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Philip Kedge is a retired police Chief Inspector and the founder and director of the McKenzie Friend UK Network. His aim is to take family court matters out of the hands of lawyers with an ethical business to reduce conflict and acrimony, to provide training and access to cost effective McKenzie Friend national services and to reduce the emotional harm to children.
 
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