Is ‘Collaborative Law’ the way forward for you?
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.