Collaborative divorce law helps people reach a divorce settlement without going to court. Our expert divorce solicitors can guide you through the process.
Tees’ expert divorce solicitors advise on divorce settlements, financial provision for children, and property and inheritance issues. The Tees team has the practical experience to guide you through any situation, no matter how complex. You can count on us to listen to you at every step, so that you get the best possible result.
The main benefit of collaborative law is that it means you won’t have to go to court to get a divorce or for a decision to be made. Collaboration gives you control of a process where each side works together to reach a result you are both happy with. Collaborative solicitors are trained to reduce conflict and help you talk face to face with your former partner.
Collaborative means working together but in the context of family law, it means more. Collaborative law is a particular way of both parties and their solicitors (who must be specially trained in Collaborative law) working together towards a resolution of points of dispute between them. It is an alternative to going to court, and couples who choose collaborative divorce make a commitment not to go to court.
Collaborative divorce begins with you, your partner and your respective solicitors signing a 'participation agreement’. A participation agreement is a legally binding document to say that you will all work together and come to a final agreement on your divorce. Your solicitors will work as a team to guide you through discussions (called four-way meetings), giving you advice, making suggestions, testing options and steering you towards an agreement. Other expert advisers might also be able to attend the meeting to give extra assistance.