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I have seen lots of clients already finding this programme to be really helpful in defusing conflict and build better communication even in really high conflict situations.

Edward Cooke — Resolution Accredited Family Solicitor, Mediator and Collaborative Lawyer, 20/10/2020

Changes in technology have made it quicker and easier to communicate. Parents are able to communicate with their children better than ever before when they are not in their care. In this day and age, conversations can be digitally manipulated at the click of a button. OurFamilyWizard is able to help separated families communicate more effectively and co-ordinate arrangements for their children. Tools like OurFamilyWizard encourage parents to have more amicable communications, putting the focus on their children.

Resolution, 10/08/2020

I am finding that most people immediately see great value in using OurFamilyWizard and are very enthusiastic to proceed with it. It is reassuring to find that OurFamilyWizard genuinely presents a solution to a very real and difficult problem. The work that OurFamilyWizard is doing is so very necessary!

Camilla Bindra-Jones, Stokes Solicitors LLP, 05/08/2020

OurFamilyWizard is a much-needed platform to allow parents and carers to communicate effectively for the benefit of their children. It allows key information regarding the children to be logged and is easy to find and to navigate. Not only does this help reduce any conflict between the parents (sadly an inevitable consequence of separation for many couples) in their communications but ultimately it means the child(ren) are put first and allows the smaller things in their life not to slip through the net. In my opinion, it is now an invaluable tool for separated parents!

Antonia Felix, Legal Director Mishcon de Reya LLP, 06/07/2020

OurFamilyWizard is a fundamental part of the intervention we provide in our high conflict therapeutic programmes. It allows us the kind of critical real-time monitoring to access and identify key problem areas needing psychological input and coaching, so as to develop mutual respect and integrity in the context of parents' painful history of conflict. It is the best way for mental health practitioners to intervene with on-going issues as they happen, before they become too entrenched, using more sensible win-win communication styles for co-parenting, showing how much more easily matters can be resolved. 

Clients feel reassured that we are able to witness what their ex is writing and become keen to reveal themselves as decent people.  It is a marvellous feedback loop enabling client change, in the way Ralph Waldo Emerson so wonderfully put it, “treat a man as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he could be, and he will become what he should be.” Getting parents to use OurFamilyWizard also means that at the end of our programmes, we are able to leave them with a tool they can then carry on using and take forward themselves to sustain any changes made. Highly recommended.

Dr Janine R Braier, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Parenting Profiles Ltd, 14/05/2020

I have read the messages between the mediation clients and it is amazing! They had a bit of a meltdown at the time of the lockdown and this didn’t surprise me because they are highly conflicted parents. However, they have worked it out for themselves and they are now having the most polite and courteous conversations I have ever known them to have! I am stunned and hugely relieved. I hope to use this as an example for other parents in mediation. It has been a very valuable exercise for me, the parents and most of all for the lovely 4-year-old child

Elaine Richardson — Consultant Solicitor, Accredited Mediator and Collaborative Lawyer, 05/05/2020

OurFamilyWizard is a proven communication tool for divorced or separated parents. In my opinion, the programme can be a valuable resource to help parents manage child arrangements, organise family information and set them on an amicable path forward.

Tools on OurFamilyWizard encourage clear, concise and evidence-based communication between parents. Practitioners will be interested in the ToneMeter (notwithstanding its American spelling) tool because it encourages respectful communication. The time modification request tool, which is evidence of real-time compliance or changes to contact arrangements, has worked often in the US and warrants usage here.

I'm aware the software has been a conduit in encouraging sensible outcomes at trial where it has been commended by some judges. As we explore all opportunities to use digital facilities to bring about workable solutions in family relationship difficulties, OurFamilyWizard can be a major help to families across the UK and abroad avoid and reduce conflict, and I expect to see the programme continue to grow in popularity.

David Hodson OBE MICArb, 17/03/2020

OurFamilyWizard is a tremendous resource for parents. It helps them manage child arrangements and communicate within one secure platform. I would recommend this program to any family looking for a better way to stay organised.

Graham Pegg, Consultant Solicitor at Pickerings Solicitors, 09/03/2020

Thank goodness for OurFamilyWizard, a marvellous tool that can help limit bad communication and encourage, through the use of its various tools, more productive dialogue between parents.

The family justice system has been crying out for a tool or device that can encourage cooperative parenting, and OurFamilyWizard perfectly fits the bill, so much so that the courts can now order its use as a contact activity.

I have recommended its use to many couples. I am pleased to say that the vast majority have found it an invaluable tool to both improve communication and share information about their children in an orderly manner.

Kenneth Clarke, Associate at Laceys Solicitors, 06/03/2020

Family courts should be making directions that all communications between separated parents should be done through OurFamilyWizard. It is a brilliant tool for separated families!

Elissa Da Costa-Waldman, Barrister at New Court Chambers, 07/01/2020