Divorce is easier when you Collaborate!

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Statistics tell us that divorce is one of the most stressful things that we can face in life, when talking about divorce we generally think about the splitting of the finances, who gets the house or custody of the children.  But what about the emotional side of divorce, the loss of your partner (perhaps the person you thought was your best friend), your dreams, your future plans and security.  It all adds up to a lot of heartache, time and expense.

So what if there was an easier way than fighting through the courts?  There is, but it’s not currently very well known in the UK, it’s called Collaborative Law.  The husband and wife each have a Collaborative Lawyer (that’s a family lawyer who has done extra training with a nationally recognised organisation called Resolution), and then there is a team of other people who can be involved to help the process be as quick, simple and stress free as possible.  For example, a Family Consultant who works alongside the lawyers whilst they sit round the table with the husband and wife to discuss how best things will be worked out for the family’s future.  The Family Consultant is there to help the couple manage their emotions in relation to the breakdown of the relationship throughout the process.

Collaborating together, talking things through, whilst a team of professionals work with you to find the best possible solution for your family, really is a great option, a very positive approach to getting through one of the most difficult times in your life.

If you would like to know more give me a call 07958216533 or drop me an email lesley@lesleydowns.co.uk.