Friday, 17 January 2014

New Year Resolutions

New Year has come and gone again with a slew of New Year resolutions having been made and speaking personally, by the second week in January I have failed to maintain most of them.

New Year is often seen as a fresh start and mention has been made in the media to “divorce day”, as it is now apparently known. It is perhaps fitting that even in most cases involving a traditional approach to a divorce, the best intentions of seeking an amicable divorce can sometimes go wrong within a process that at times can appear antagonistic even if all involved try to avoid this course of action. Seemingly endless correspondence and Court hearings can take away from separating clients their best intentions of trying to find a resolution.

Collaborative Law is perhaps best fitted for such times, when the collaborative process itself helps to support “resolutions” by having both parties supported in a series of meetings by their solicitors and thereby avoiding the need for hearings and letters. The attraction of collaborative law is that you can set your own timetable, resolve the matters that mean the most to you and find you have maintained at least a working relationship for your family as your lives move forward

Mark Smith
Stephens Scown

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