The breakdown of a marriage or civil partnership can be stressful for all concerned and increasingly couples are considering alternatives to traditional divorce proceedings.
Collaborative law is a process open to separating couples, which involves a series of four-way meetings attended by both parties and their respective solicitors.
At the outset of the process, couples will sign a participation agreement and the aim of the sessions that follow will be to reach an agreement through collaborative discussion.
Collaborative law has a number of advantages over traditional court proceedings.
It may mean a less acrimonious separation and encourage communication between parties.
The process can also afford greater flexibility than litigation, with couples working together to reach the best outcome for both parties. Generally it is also far less expensive than going to court.
At Reynolds Parry Jones, our Family Law expert is fully trained to offer this option to clients.