Is ‘Col­lab­o­ra­tive Law’ the way for­ward for you?

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GOOD Di­vorce week takes place this year be­tween 26-30 Novem­ber 2018 when Res­o­lu­tion fo­cuses on how sep­a­rat­ing or di­vorc­ing par­ents can limit the im­pact of their sep­a­ra­tion on their chil­dren.

Col­lab­o­ra­tive Law is one method that can be used by sep­a­rat­ing cou­ples to min­imise po­ten­tial con­flict. It is a process aimed at en­cour­ag­ing cou­ples to reach an agree­ment in re­la­tion to is­sues aris­ing from their sep­a­ra­tion in­stead of us­ing the tra­di­tional ap­proach, where con­flict can of­ten be height­ened by let­ters pass­ing be­tween both par­ties’ so­lic­i­tors.

The Col­lab­o­ra­tive method al­lows cou­ples to try to re­solve their is­sues dur­ing a se­ries of face to face meet­ings with their lawyers.

While this process will not be suit­able in all cases, if you are on speak­ing terms and are both will­ing to meet up and dis­close all rel­e­vant in­for­ma­tion to en­able an agree­ment to be reached, you may wish to con­sider it.

Sig­nif­i­cant time and costs can be saved by deal­ing with mat­ters this way. It gives you both to­tal con­trol over what de­ci­sions are made for you and your fam­ily.

If you and your ex-part­ner/spouse de­cide that the Col­lab­o­ra­tive method is the best op­tion for you, you must both in­struct Col­lab­o­ra­tively trained lawyers. Jo John­son of Jo John­son Fam­ily Law and

Lisa Cog­ger of Bow­cock & Pur­saill So­lic­i­tors are pleased to be able to of­fer this ser­vice in Leek and the sur­round­ing Moor­lands ar­eas, in­clud­ing, Chea­dle and Ut­tox­eter. Both so­lic­i­tors work for sep­a­rate firms and will rep­re­sent your re­spec­tive in­ter­ests.

But at the same time, they will both lis­ten to what each of you want to achieve and they will of­fer you their own ex­pe­ri­ence and ex­per­tise to help you to reach an agree­ment with­out go­ing to court.

As they are both based in Leek, this will make the plan­ning and at­tend­ing of meet­ings much eas­ier and ef­fi­cient. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Jo on 01538 361697 or 07974 645147 (or via email: [email protected]­john­son­fam­i­ly­law.co.uk) or Lisa on 01538 370830 or 07814 175350 (or via email: [email protected]­cock­pur­saill.co.uk).

Lisa Cog­ger of Bow­cock and Pur­saill, left, and Jo John­son of Jo John­son Fam­ily Law.

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