Whether you want us to negotiate on your behalf, represent you in Court or take advantage of our family mediation service we can help you make informed choices and will be with you every step of the way.
The services we offer:
Many cases are resolved by way of negotiation, either through correspondence, telephone calls or round table meetings. Our family team has extensive experience in resolving issues relating to children and financial matters, outside of Court. Round table meetings can take place with all parties in the same room, or across three rooms, each party being in a separate room with their solicitor and both solicitors negotiating in the third room.
Family mediation has been established for many years as an alternative process to the Court to help couples who are separating resolve issues relating to children. Increasingly it has become an established alternative process to the Court to resolving financial issues arising from separation. Our mediators are trained by Resolution and accredited by the Family Mediation Council. This means that we follow a code of conduct which ensures that our clients’ interests are of paramount importance and that their personal affairs are discussed in a dignified and constructive manner. Our mediation sessions are in a safe, controlled environment, which creates an atmosphere of trust, to help you communicate constructively. Our sessions are managed by our solicitor mediator and a pre-agreed agenda is set out for each meeting.
Collaborative law is an alternative to solicitor negotiation. The process involves a series of four way meetings with each party’s solicitor. At the start, the couple sign an agreement showing their commitment to the process. If an agreement is negotiated it can be submitted to the Court for approval. If no agreement is reached then the couple will be referred to different solicitors to commence court proceedings. The solicitor who negotiates on your behalf through the collaborative law procedure cannot represent you or advise you in Court.
Representation in Court
In some cases, there really is no alternative to making an application to the Court either in relation to financial matters or children issues arising from separation. Our family team has extensive experience in representation at Court. We will keep you informed throughout the process of the legal costs involved to help you make informed choices and will provide you with effective representation to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your children. We offer a range of payment options to help with your budget.
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