Collaborative law is one of the dispute resolution options to assist you to resolve matters outside of Court.
The process involves you and your ex-partner appointing a specially trained Collaborative Lawyer. The four of you all sign a document known as a “participation agreement” where you all agree to resolve matters without issuing legal proceedings (other than for the purposes of submitting an agreed application for an order). Such is the commitment to the process that if it breaks down then you each have to find new legal representation.
The Collaborative process can be used to discuss children issues and financial aspects of your relationship breakdown. The process involves a series of four way meetings with you and your specially trained collaborative lawyers. All negotiations take place to face making the process a far more personal one than getting embroiled in protracted and financially and emotionally costly litigation.
The process of collaborative law can involve other professionals as part as the process, where necessary, such as financial advisors, barristers and life coaches. Collaborative law is a qualitative choice and similarly to mediation where children are involved it can help you and your ex partner preserve a working relationship as parents going forwards. The major difference to the process of family mediation is that you have your lawyer in the room with you at all times during the negotiations both as to financial issues and children related matters.
Sally Clark is our specially trained and experienced Collaborative lawyer. Please contact Sally for an initial free telephone consultation and to discuss our range of available fixed fee options.
For more information contact Sally on 01423 637 272
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