Mary Claire was very helpful from the first time we met her. Firstly, she put us at our ease,  I thought it might be like court cases on the internet. We had no clue as to what we needed to do to separate. She says she used principles of mediation to guide us through and find a way forward that suited both of us. If she did I didn’t notice.


Moreover, I think her experience also as a lawyer reassured us, as she was down to earth  during the process and guided us to a satisfactory outcome. With her help we were able to work out a separation agreement that was fair for each of us. Finally, mediation saved us the financial worry of a massive legal bill and that was probably the greatest headache for us.’

Tracey, Kilkenny.

‘Saved our sanity’

We had been fighting and blaming each other for months, Mary Claire met us away from home at a neutral place where we were both able to listen to each other and were  at peace. It was like talking when we first got together; no kids interrupting. Furthermore, we both appreciated having a neutral person there instead of my parents and her sister taking sides which never got us anywhere except into a shouting match. The meeting was very draining and Mary Claire stayed with us until every issue was teased out. We now have both got on with our lives and have a healthy relationship with the two kids. Without a doubt,  I would highly recommend Mary Claire as a mediator’

Rob, Cork.

‘Felt listened to’

My family had a grave in the old family plot in Wales. I had told my children of my wishes but they never listened.  We all went to mediation and my wishes were put down on paper in a legally binding contract’.

Anon., Cork

‘A stress free & positive experience within our budget’

Aoife, Cork

Useful  mediation articles for you to view

Dungarvan Observer interview Mary Claire McCarthy on 1st September see article for FREE at http://www.dungarvanobserver.ie/archives

Mary Claire features in WOW section of Evening Echo 7th July.

Mediation instead of court features in Business section of Evening Echo 2nd July.

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