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OUR KIDS FIRST

The Team

Ari Shainfeld

Founder - Mediator

Ari is a trained FMA family mediator. Ari provides care through divorce helping our service users approach divorce resolution with the forward focused mindset that is key to amicable divorce and the children’s wellbeing.

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Billy Katz

Founder - Divorce Coach

OKF is the vision and creation of Billy. With over 5 years of supporting people through divorce, Billy has a wealth of knowledge and experience, making him an invaluable resource to any divorcing parent.

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Dov Owen

Founder

As an international tax consultant with personal experience of divorce, Dov's knowledge and clarity when it comes to numbers has helped many OKF service users complete the, often stressful, financial court forms and simplifies the process.

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Shuli Bak

Founder

Shuli provides emotional and mental support to our OKF families. His compassionate and empathetic nature has made him a valued asset to OKF and a source of comfort for the families he supports.

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Nechama Katz

Case Manager - Mediator

Nechama is a trained commercial and family mediator with a background in law. Nechama heads our OKF female case management and mediation department. Nechama goes above and beyond to help guide and care for our OKF service users.

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Naomi Lethbridge

Operations Manager

Naomi is a dedicated and passionate individual with an extensive career in database and client management. Having joined us from the Legal 500, Naomi brings a wealth of knowledge in client support and confidentiality. Naomi prides herself on integrity, being approachable and reliable.

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Molly Jones

Administrator

As an Administrative Specialist, Molly facilitates the office operations through comprehensive secretarial support, including managing correspondence, scheduling appointments, and maintaining files. Molly's role also involves ensuring the efficiency of our office's functioning by managing data. Molly's diligence and positivity is a gift to the OKF team.

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Anton Eriera

Consultant Family Barrister

Anton specialises in family finance, children law and cases of domestic abuse. Widely sought-after and highly regarded by judges, solicitors and litigants, Anton is known for his conscientiousness, legal knowledge, and written and oral advocacy skills. Anton is frequently instructed to represent parties in financial remedies proceedings on divorce. Read more

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Dina Eder

Project KIND - Founder

KIND will be a place where kids can meet other kids, forge friendships making
connections that will help them to feel more confident about their
situation. more

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Elisheva Kramer

Project KIND - Founder

KIND will be a place where kids can meet other kids, forge friendships making
connections that will help them to feel more confident about their
situation. more

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Chaya Taub

Project KIND - Founder

KIND will be a place where kids can meet other kids, forge friendships making
connections that will help them to feel more confident about their
situation. more

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Shani Lisser

Board Member

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Nechemya Sheinfeld

Board Member

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Eli Sternlicht

Board Member

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Chaim Knopf

Board Member

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Hennie Jay

Board Member

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Ari Shainfeld

Founder - Mediator

Ari is a trained FMA family mediator. Ari provides care through divorce helping our service users approach divorce resolution with the forward focused mindset that is key to amicable divorce and the children’s wellbeing.

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Billy Katz

Founder - Divorce Coach

OKF is the vision and creation of Billy. With over 5 years of supporting people through divorce, Billy has a wealth of knowledge and experience, making him an invaluable resource to any divorcing parent.

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Dov Owen

Founder

As an international tax consultant with personal experience of divorce, Dov's knowledge and clarity when it comes to numbers has helped many OKF service users complete the, often stressful, financial court forms and simplifies the process.

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Shuli Bak

Founder

Shuli provides emotional and mental support to our OKF families. His compassionate and empathetic nature has made him a valued asset to OKF and a source of comfort for the families he supports.

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Nechama Katz

Case Manager - Mediator

Nechama is a trained commercial and family mediator with a background in law. Nechama heads our OKF female case management and mediation department. Nechama goes above and beyond to help guide and care for our OKF service users.

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Naomi Lethbridge

Operations Manager

Naomi is a dedicated and passionate individual with an extensive career in database and client management. Having joined us from the Legal 500, Naomi brings a wealth of knowledge in client support and confidentiality. Naomi prides herself on integrity, being approachable and reliable.

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Molly Jones

Administrator

As an Administrative Specialist, Molly facilitates the office operations through comprehensive secretarial support, including managing correspondence, scheduling appointments, and maintaining files. Molly's role also involves ensuring the efficiency of our office's functioning by managing data. Molly's diligence and positivity is a gift to the OKF team.

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Anton Eriera

Consultant Family Barrister

Anton specialises in family finance, children law and cases of domestic abuse. Widely sought-after and highly regarded by judges, solicitors and litigants, Anton is known for his conscientiousness, legal knowledge, and written and oral advocacy skills. Anton is frequently instructed to represent parties in financial remedies proceedings on divorce. Read more

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Dina Eder

Project KIND - Founder

KIND will be a place where kids can meet other kids, forge friendships making
connections that will help them to feel more confident about their
situation. more

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Elisheva Kramer

Project KIND - Founder

KIND will be a place where kids can meet other kids, forge friendships making
connections that will help them to feel more confident about their
situation. more

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Chaya Taub

Project KIND - Founder

KIND will be a place where kids can meet other kids, forge friendships making
connections that will help them to feel more confident about their
situation. more

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Shani Lisser

Board Member

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Nechemya Sheinfeld

Board Member

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Eli Sternlicht

Board Member

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Chaim Knopf

Board Member

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Hennie Jay

Board Member

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OUR KIDS FIRST

Letters of Recommendation

OUR KIDS FIRST

Timeline

2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
2024

February 2019

Billy sets up the Devoted Dads support group 5 divorcing guys on WhatsApp sharing experiences and supporting each other.

June 2019

First social event, Friday night dinner, attended by 14 divorcing dads.
Our shared group knowledge and resources became apparent as a valuable resource to us all.

Divorcing and maintaining 2 homes is a huge financial burden. We begin supporting group members with food, moving and other practical needs that arise during their divorce journey.

Devoted Dads WhatsApp support group now has over 40 members, supported centrally with practical and emotional support as well as, professional referrals and access to therapy.

February 2020

Devoted Dads extend our support to divorcing mothers and their children.

December 2020

Our Chanuka party is attended by over 60 children from divorced homes with their dads.

Devoted Dads now has over 60 members and continues to offer our core support to mums and dads.
We identified that the most important part of divorce is the future and that the best outcomes for children is when parents work together speedily and amicably throughout the divorce process.

February 2021

Our Kids First is born!

Billy, Ari, Dov and Shuli establish Our Kids First as a charity, with the aim to holistically guide and support families through divorce. 
Continuing with our core support, we begin always trying to work with both parents to bridge the gaps in communication, to help them de-escalate and progress in their individual journeys.

February 2022

Ari completes training as an FMA family mediator.

??? 2022
Nechama, an NFM qualified family mediator, joins our team.

OKF is actively supporting over 80 families, with in house mediation now a key addition to our services.

April 2023

With Naomi and Molly, now part of the team, OKF has a strong operations and administrative department to support our ongoing work, growth and development.

May 2023

OKF attends a gett supporting both parents for the first time.

July 2023

OKF together with GETToutUK host our first mums only social event.

Project KIND is created to offer a space specifically for the children. We  run our first 2 child only events.

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