Solicitors in Essex & London
If you wish to resolve financial issues arising from separation and your objective is to do so with an amicable, fair and balanced approach, then this may be an option for you. Each person appoints their own solicitor, but instead of conducting negotiations between you and your partner by letter or phone, you meet together to work things out face-to-face. Our family law team has two specialist collaborative lawyers who have a wealth of experience in collaborative family law and are here to assist in making each decision relating to your separation an amicable one.
Your solicitor will be by your side throughout the entire process, offering you expert legal advice at each step. The aim of collaborative law is to resolve family disputes without going to court.
Collaborative law is aimed at achieving an outcome which is acceptable to both of you. If it is not possible to reach such an agreement and you need the assistance of the court to reach an outcome, then the solicitors withdraw and do not take any further part in the proceedings. This is so that there is no concern that the solicitor may be seen to have a vested interest in the talks breaking down.
One of the benefits of the collaborative process is that it is not driven by a timetable imposed by the court. So, to a large extent, the process can be built around your family's individual timetable and priorities.
If you are looking to resolve financial issues arising from separation and would like to understand more about the collaborative family law process, our expert family law team will be happy to see you for a free 30-minute initial meeting.
We will provide you with some general advice which will enable you to plan your future and determine what the best next steps are for you to take. Free consultations with our family solicitors are available at any one of our offices across Essex and London.*
*Free appointments are only available at our main offices in Upminster, Brentwood and Hornchurch and are not available in cases where proceedings have been issued.