What Is Collaborative Law?
Collaborative Law is a process for sorting out all aspects of divorce/dissolution and separation. Two trained collaborative lawyers help a couple resolve what to do at four-way meetings. Everyone signs a participation agreement – ruling out court. The whole focus is on constructive problem-solving as a team, with no threat of litigation.
New and Better Solutions for Old Problems
Collaborative Law was brought to the UK by Resolution in 2004 from America, where it has been so successful some courts have virtually nothing to do anymore! Mary Banham-Hall was one of the first hundred collaborative lawyers in the country, maintaining Heald Solicitors position at the cutting edge of dispute resolution processes. Dawn Millar is also a qualified collaborative lawyer.
Focus On Sorting Out the Arrangements
Not On Fighting Over Them
Collaborative Law is entirely suitable for complicated matters. The team will often ask a joint valuer, accountant or actuary expert to value property, companies or pensions and give advice on tax – saving schemes or the best ways of dividing assets.
If you would like more information on how you could benefit from collaborative law please call one of our family team on 01908 662277