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Family Solicitor Leeds – Recognising How Collaborative Family Law Could Help

Even though the annual divorce rate in Wales and England might be falling, our Divorce Solicitors Leeds practice appreciates that over 1/3 of all marital partnerships will still end in divorce proceedings. No matter how good the married couple’s intentions, a separation and divorce can still be a very stress filled and emotive process. There will be a number of issues that have to be sorted out, not to mention arrangements regarding finances and the children that have to be made. So as to help foster a far more friendly and efficient divorce process, our Divorce Solicitors Leeds practice, along with a lot of alternative solicitors, now provide assistance with the Collaborative Family Law service.

So What Is Collaborative Family Law?
During a typical divorce process, each spouse would get a solicitor to legally represent them and also try and make sure they receive a realistic and equitable settlement. Most of the interaction between the solicitors will be conducted by letter or perhaps over the telephone. The Collaborative approach differs since the married couple and their solicitors will in fact meet in person.

In these face to face sessions, each spouse is going to have their own solicitor with them, and the objective is to try to work out some sort of settlement for the divorce, or some other family problem, without the need to go to court. For some men and women, particularly if the divorce process could be fairly acrimonious, this might sound a little challenging. However, the thinking behind having your solicitor with you all of the time, is that you will have the benefit of legal advice for the duration of these particular discussions.

What Does The Collaborative Approach Involve?
Any time you have decided you want to get a divorce, or perhaps you are wanting to settle another sort of Family Law matter, you’ll explore your options with your solicitor after which they might possibly suggest the Collaborative process as the preferred way to move forward. Your solicitor will then discuss the procedure with you and then help you to prepare for the first meeting with your husband or wife and their solicitor. Typically, the solicitors for the two people are then going to set up the date and agenda for the first discussion.

During this initial meeting, your solicitors are going to highlight that the Collaborative process requires a commitment from the two partners to try to seek a settlement without having to go to court. You are going to in actual fact be required to sign some sort of official document to acknowledge this obligation. After that, each spouse is going to be allowed to talk about the objectives they are attempting to achieve from the procedure, and the agenda is going to be planned for the next and future meetings to try and achieve all those objectives and arrive at an acceptable arrangement.

Exactly How Might Collaborative Family Law Benefit Wives And Husbands?
One of the main advantages of the Collaborative Family Law approach is due to the agreement both partners make to try to resolve their issues with out going to trial – which should hopefully mean the whole process is going to be noticeably quicker. Avoiding a prolonged time consuming court case can also mean that the costs associated with dealing with your divorce or Family Law issue will probably be reduced too.

Solicitors at our Divorce Solicitors Leeds office who are involved in this kind of procedure get special Collaborative Family Law training, and even meet up frequently in order to discuss all the challenges and issues Collaborative Family Law is faced with, in order to help ensure they are fully-equipped to assist married couples through this particular process. The group meetings that married couples are going to participate in can also involve a variety of experts (depending on the problem being resolved), to provide further guidance intended to move both parties towards an acceptable understanding as quickly and efficiently as is possible.

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