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How can collaborative law be used to help same sex couples separate?

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Collaborative law offers same sex couples a chance to come to a mutual agreement about their separation. 

In the collaborative law process, a couple instructs a solicitor each, but instead of negotiating with each other via letters, on the phone or in court, the couple and their solicitors meet face-to-face to discuss and agree a way forward. 

If you have a dispute concerning your children or finances on the breakdown of your relationship and want an alternative to court, then collaborative law may provide the solution you seek.

What are the benefits of a collaborative law process? 
 
The benefits of a collaborative law process are:
  • You can focus on what is important to you and resolve matters quickly.
  • If you have children, they can benefit from the process as it will focus on the children first. There can be improved communication through the process to assist in laying foundations for healthy relationships afterwards.
  • A collaborative approach can send a powerful message to children that their parents will resolve differences constructively together.
  • All discussions take place face-to-face, leading to less possibility of misunderstanding.

Collaborative law is different to traditional negotiations as it focuses on mutual support and encouragement.

Collaborative law is not suitable for everyone. Birkett Long’s team of specialist collaborative lawyers will let you know if they think it might be right for you. If you would like to talk to someone, give one of our collaborative lawyers a call for a no obligation, 15 minute chat on 01245 453843 or alternatively you can email me at frencesca.cozens@birkettlong.co.uk.

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