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Guide to Collaborative Law

At Tisshaws Family Law Solicitors our specially trained lawyers can offer you the option of resolving your relationship and family disputes using a collaborative law approach

We firmly believe that you should have the opportunity to understand and consider all the ways in which your disputes can be brought to a conclusion and we will explain all of the options to you when we meet so that you make an informed choice.

Four members of our team, Gilva, Camilla, Richard and Verity are all trained in collaborative law and would be happy to discuss with you what it is, how it differs from a more traditional approach and the benefits of using this method of dispute resolution.

Collaborative law puts you and your spouse in the driving seat

With the collaborative approach you both make a commitment to avoid going to court and work together, with your respective lawyers, to find solutions which work for your whole family. You do not lose your decision making power to a judge and you have the opportunity to come up with creative ways of dealing with your specific situation.

 

Using a collaborative approach helps to build trust and communication where this may have broken down

Many people feel empowered by successfully resolving their case within the collaborative process and it can be a very useful starting point for moving forward to a healthy, separated, and perhaps co-parenting, relationship. If there are children, it can be a very positive message for them to see their parents working together to bring their relationship to a respectful conclusion.

 

It’s your process and can be tailored to both of your needs

If you need to move quickly, assuming you both agree and the necessary information is available, then you can. Meetings can be scheduled to suit your availability, unlike court hearings. What’s more, if you don’t need to complete a lengthy disclosure process, you don’t have to.

 

We can involve third parties for additional help and support

If you both agree, the collaborative process can include other professionals to help you both resolve any disputes. This could be a financial neutral, like a financial adviser or a family consultant, who would be from a therapeutic background and may be able to help you both deal with challenging emotions that may be preventing issues from being resolved. There are also collaborative barristers who can be brought in to assist with a specific point of law.

 

If you think the collaborative law process might be for you or just want to know more please come and talk to us

We offer an initial no obligation one-hour appointment for just £50 (Incl. VAT), so you can find out about the options for your specific circumstances.

 

 

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