How we can cut the cost of divorce Hazel Wright, Partner and Accredited Mediator, Hunters Solicitors and Trustee at Tavistock Relationship Every year there is at least one newspaper headline about “Divorce Day”. The favourite date for that is the first or second working day in January. However, that is a bad day to choose…
The breakdown of a relationship can have a devastating effect on the wider family, particularly if expensive and bitterly-fought court proceedings follow which only serve to increase ill-feeling.
The most successful outcomes are usually those agreed between the couples without court intervention. We have lawyers to help you, trained in alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation and collaborative law.
In mediation, both parties attend meetings with a neutral third party mediator (often a family lawyer). The mediator helps the parties reach their own agreement. This empowers them, being more directly involved, to make their own decisions and negotiate in a civilised environment which encourages communication and a constructive relationship.
Collaborative Law is a process by which a couple, together with their lawyers, engage in a series of face-to-face meetings (known as ‘four way meetings’) to discuss and identify their needs and objectives with the aim of finding a tailor-made and mutually acceptable solution.