John Fowlers was approached by a mother of four, who had been subjected to domestic abuse during her relationship with the father of the children. She was referred to John Fowlers by other local solicitors, who were aware of our expertise in domestic violence and mental health issues. The client suffered from mental health problems which proceeded to get worse as her situation with the Father continued. The father managed to portray the mother to professionals in a very poor light and persuaded them that the four children should live with him.
How we helped
John Fowlers organised several meetings with the client who initially was in a very chaotic state of mind and at times irrational. We offered her professional support and guidance, sensitively taking her through every step as calmly as possible. After working closely with our expert team, she turned her situation around, acting in a rational, organised, and emphatic way. After several hearings, preparation of statements, collation of information and meetings with social services, the mother was able to convince the court that the four children should return to live with her.
What the client said
“John Fowlers helped me get back on my feet. I felt completely empowered by the experience in that I regained control of my life again. I couldn’t thank them enough for their advice and support.”