When you are going through a relationship breakdown or other Family Law related dispute, it is difficult to imagine a time when you could sit down with the other person and try to reach an agreement. You may feel that the only way forward is to instruct a Lawyer to apply to Court to resolve any disputes.
There is now another way, which is being used far more commonly than you may think, to resolve disputes – something known as “Collaborative Law”. This means that each person appoints their own Collaborative Lawyer, trained in the Collaborative process, and then they arrange to sit down together to discuss the dispute and attempt to come to an amicable agreement. This process may be far more reassuring than trying to discuss matters alone with your ex because you will have your Lawyer with you to help and advise you at all times.
Both of you, and your Lawyers, will sign an agreement which commits you to try to resolve the issues without the need to go to Court. If the agreement breaks down then your Lawyer will not be able to represent you in Court at a later date.
Here at SpainWilliams, Justin Forster, is a trained Collaborative Lawyer and can assist you if you feel this is the right approach for your issues. He can be contacted at his email address firstname.lastname@example.org or via our Kings Hill office telephone number: 01732 448134.