We will prepare the divorce papers on your behalf and liaise with the
Court and your spouse or their Solicitor as appropriate. In the majority
of cases, it will not be necessary for you to attend Court in respect
of the divorce itself. We will assist you towards obtaining a fair and
reasonable settlement as quickly and amicably as possible in a sensitive
and non-confrontational manner. When however a firm approach is required
we will be there to protect your position and to pursue your case in your
Collaborative law is a new, even-handed approach to relationship breakdown, involving where necessary finances and children, based on confidential face-to-face negotiation with your partner with the full support of your lawyers alongside you. The aim is to deliver an amicable out-of-court settlement that achieves the best possible outcome for the family and avoids the uncertainty and ill feeling of an imposed solution.
The welfare of the children is the paramount consideration and we will
help you to find a solution to enable them to continue to enjoy the support
of their parents.In all cases, it is to be hoped that parents can reach
agreement between themselves regarding arrangements for the children and
certainly, this is the position taken by the Court. We understand however
that this is not always possible and sometimes parties need help in establishing
arrangements for the children which are agreeable to all concerned. We
bear in mind that the welfare of the children is the paramount consideration.
We can help parents in resolving children issues whether by agreement
or as a last resort, by a Court Order. We can also assist in referring
cases to mediation and have contacts with mediation services in the local
Domestic violence is unfortunately a regular occurrence for some people.
It may not always be physical, but words can be just as bad. Victims of
domestic violence do not need to put up with this type of behaviour. Under
the Family Law Act 1996 it is possible to obtain a Non Molestation/Occupation
Order, thereby removing the perpetrator from the family home and an injunction
to protect the victim. In severe instances the perpetrator can be ordered
to leave the family home within as little as two hours notice.