When a family breaks down, the added pressures can affect everyone involved. From a child’s wellbeing and schooling to the parents’ performance at work, such matters can take their toll in many different ways.
Collaborative law has recently been developed as a means of resolving the issues surrounding divorce and separation without the need for going to court. This is achieved through both sides appointing a collaborative lawyer, with the four of you meeting in person to discuss the situation and work out a mutually satisfactory solution together. With both lawyers present at all times, you can rest assured that a fair agreement will be reached and any children will be spared the stress of appearing in court.
Our skilled and specially trained solicitors will help you decide on the best solution to the situation, paying particular attention to the interest of any children involved. We strongly recommend collaborative law, as each side makes the decisions rather than a stranger in a courtroom, and the agenda, pace and location can be decided between the two of you.
To make it work, both people will have to have a genuine desire to make the process work and a willingness to disclose, fully and honestly, information about all assets to their solicitors.