Amy Trevellick of GoodLaw’s Family Law team discusses The Collaborative Process

Earlier in the year, GoodLaw Solicitors LLP celebrated success as Amy Trevellick in the Family Law Department became a qualified Collaborative Lawyer. The Collaborative Process has been developed by Resolution to provide a better way for couples to divorce or separate.

The Process involves a series of “round table meetings” during which you and your partner will discus, around the table, the issues most concerning you about your divorce or separation. Both parties will have a Collaborative Lawyer present and all discussions take place in an open and honest setting, so you always know where you stand. The Process is designed to encourage and facilitate a settlement which is individual to you and one which will work for your family long into the future. It is statistically proven that couples who negotiate an agreement outside of court are much more likely to maintain an amicable co-parenting relationship than those who attend court.

From 23rd to 30th November 2018, Resolution are promoting the Good Divorce Week. This will not only highlight the benefits of the Collaborative Process, but will also offer a wealth of information on other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). Resolution will also be campaigning to bring about a change in the law to allow couples to divorce without blame. There will be a Parliamentary Briefing at the Houses of Parliament on 28th November, to gauge support for the proposals to introduce “no fault divorce”. You can read the full briefing report here: https://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/SN01409#fullreport

For more information about the Collaborative Process, or the legal services offered by GoodLaw Solicitors LLP, please visit www.brightonfamilylaw.com or call us on 01273 956270.