At Wards Solicitors, our family lawyers are experienced in providing practical and supportive advice, helping you identify and prioritise the issues and offering solutions. In doing so, we can remove a significant part of the uncertainty and stress from the process.
We have lawyers who specialise in collaborative family practice, which is a way for divorcing or separating couples to work together as a team with trained professionals, to resolve disputes respectfully, without going to court.
Each client has the support, advice and guidance of his or her own lawyer. Together, the lawyers and clients form the collaborative component of Collaborative Practice. The lawyers agree that they are there to help the clients through the collaborative process, they are not there to take the case to court and are prevented from doing so.
The main elements of Collaborative Practice are set out in a contract called a Participation Agreement, which both the lawyers and the clients sign. The collaborative process can be used to discuss and resolve any arrangements which need to be made when a relationship ends including children, finances and property.
Collaborative practice is all about working as a team:
Wards Solicitors remains open for business during the national lockdown and we are taking on new cases. We are available for video call and telephone meetings but cannot currently offer face to face meetings with clients except in some specific emergency situations and at court hearings.
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