When a relationship breaks down, the sudden change to your lifestyle can have a significant impact on your emotions as well as your finances.
The last thing you need during this time is for the process to last longer than it has to, leaving you and potentially your children in a state of uncertainty. However, when it comes to making those crucial decisions that will determine the outcome of your divorce, it’s easy to let a disagreement escalate into a costly court battle. At Crisp & Co, our collaborative family law solicitors understand how challenging separation can be. That’s why we strive each day to help our clients to get through divorce with minimal fuss, allowing you to focus on getting your life back on track.
If you and your partner have made the decision to terminate your marriage, you may be concerned about your finances and whether or not you will be able to afford the fees involved with court. Fortunately, there are alternatives to the conventional approach to dealing with relationship breakdown; including a collaborative approach to dispute resolution. Collaborative law is increasingly popular amongst separating couples, as it allows both parties to reach an agreement on important matters in a calm environment. This is not only beneficial in speeding up the process, but can also be useful for couples looking to salvage a working relationship for the sake of their children. In fact, due to techniques such as collaborative family law, the number of children affected by divorce has hit a record low. Collaborative family law is not for everyone, but if you and your partner can achieve resolution through tactical negotiation as opposed to court room confrontation, you will save yourself a great deal of time as well as money.
At Crisp & Co, our collaborative family law solicitors are proud to have supported a vast number of separating couples through the divorce process, using alternative dispute resolution to secure outcomes that were fair for all the family. Protecting your interests is our priority; and you can count on us to provide on-going assistance and strategic advice throughout the entire process. We appreciate that each relationship is unique, which is why we will always take the time to gain an understanding of your individual circumstances and objectives before working with you to achieve a reasonable result.
So that you can assess whether a Collaborative approach is suitable for you we have set out below some questions you ought to consider:-