Family Law Information Meetings (FLIM™) and how we can support you.

Our mediators can offer a unique service.

Our Family Law Information meetings (FLIM™) cost a fixed fee of £150 and can be attended individually or as a couple and will provide you with detailed information about the divorce and separation process. Your questions will be answered by our accredited mediators who have over 20 years’ experience working as specialist family lawyers dealing with all aspects of family breakdown.

We provide this bespoke service to help people navigate the maze of issues that need to be addressed as part of the separation and divorce process.

These meetings are not about providing you with legal advice but ensuring that you know what is going to happen, how it will happen, what your options are and the different ways everything can be resolved amicably to help you stay out of court and save legal fees.

If an amicable resolution isn’t possible full information about the court process, how it works and how to prepare for it can also be provided so that you feel supported every step of the way.

This bespoke service will be tailored to you but here are some examples of what we are often asked to help with:

  • A full explanation of everything that you need to be thinking about and what steps to take and when
  • Demystifying legal jargon
  • Explaining how you can get divorced without the need for lawyers or, where lawyers are needed, when to use them
  • Going through all the things you need to consider as part of the divorce process to resolve the financial issues and ensuring that any agreement is legally recorded
  • Maybe you are thinking of separating instead of legally divorcing – we can explain the difference between the two and what you might need to consider
  • How to sort out the future arrangements for your children
  • Explaining how assets and pensions can be considered and how financial information is provided
  • If there are family trusts, we can explain about how they can be dealt with
  • Looking at what can happen with a family home
  • Explaining how to decide if someone needs ongoing spousal maintenance payments and, if they do, for how long
  • Explaining Child Maintenance and how to calculate it
  • Looking at how a business owned by either of you will be factored into a financial agreement
  • Meetings to help you work through and complete the legal documents that must be filed in court if you are involved in the litigation process, so you have the confidence that they are right
  • How to choose the right lawyer if you need one
  • We can provide full access to specialist lawyers and other professionals we have worked with and recommend.
  • Emotional and practical support to help you develop strategies to cope with the separation and divorce process and where it would be helpful, individual coaching sessions to prepare you for meetings with your lawyer or attendance in court.

These meetings cost can be booked online by going to the contact/book page of our website where you will be able to select a date a time that is convenient for you or call us on 0800 206 2258.


Clients praise Claire Colbert for "The empathy, compassion and understanding she shows, coupled with her ability to make the complex simple."

Another source adds: "She has dealt with all matters in a calm, tactful and sensitive way while making sure that my interests were best represented and served."

Chambers & Partners

"Rachael is a class act; she is absolutely brilliant with clients and has a pleasant approach."

Chambers & Partners

"Claire’s personable style backed with expertise is a mix that has impressed me and reassured me throughout the legal process."

"Rachael, Thank you so much for being my ‘wing man’ and the calm voice of reason throughout this mad and crazy process! You have definitely helped to keep me sane."

Claire: "Outstanding in every respect, showing consistent dedication and commitment that is both impressive and reassuring."

The Legal 500

"Claire could suggest solutions and alternatives that we would not have been familiar with or would not have considered. She ensured that we understood what was being discussed and made a difficult situation much easier by fostering an environment that was as relaxed as possible."

Chambers & Partners

Rachael: "Hugely impressive, formidable, very good with clients and well respected by the judiciary."

The Legal 500