SRB recently announced a new Collaborative Law service for couples affected by separation or divorce issues that we’ve called ‘Divorcing The Sane Way’. January also saw the start of a fixed-fee Options Meeting service, which offers a consultation of up to an hour and costs £100 (including VAT). Both have been designed to help couples who are unsure of which options are available to them.
Under the collaborative law process, each person appoints their own collaboratively trained lawyer and you and your respective lawyers all meet together to work things out face to face. Both of you will have your lawyer by your side throughout the process and so you will have their support and legal advice as you go.
You and your lawyers sign an agreement that commits you to trying to resolve the issues without going to court and prevents them from representing you in court if the collaborative process breaks down. That means all are absolutely committed to finding the best solutions by agreement, rather than through court proceedings.