Face to Face Negotiations
The collaborative family law process is a new way of dealing with family disputes. Each person appoints their own solicitor but instead of conducting negotiations between you and your partner by letter or phone, you and your respective solicitors all meet together to work things out face to face.
Each of you will have your solicitor by your side throughout the process and so you will have our support and legal advice as you go.
Helping you find the best solutions
As Collaborative Lawyers we would sign an agreement with you that disqualifies us from representing you in court if the collaborative process breaks down. That means we are absolutely committed to helping you find the best solutions by agreement, rather than through conflict.
Sometimes only a couple of meetings are needed, on other occasions four or five. These meetings follow agendas set by you and your former partner.
Once an agreement is reached, we will put it into effect. The divorce can be finalised and a Consent Order sent to the court for approval.
Angela Thorp is our Resolution Accredited Collaborative Lawyer and a trained mediator. Contact her directly at AThorp@bakers-solicitors.com, or call us on 01457 859 123 for further information and to book an appointment.