A range of ways to resolve your dispute
One of the hardest things in getting through the separation process with your partner is that, even if you both want to reach a fair agreement, it can be very difficult to talk to each other. Actually having to see each other in court can be even more stressful.To help try to limit the impact on you and your family, there are a range of out-of-court, alternative dispute resolution options that enable you to find a solution whilst avoiding the emotional stress and financial cost of court adjudicated outcomes. These also have the added benefit of keeping the dispute away from the prying eyes of the divorce hungry media.
Options include mediation, collaboration and arbitration, and we have qualified/accredited alternative dispute resolution lawyers in all three. Many of our lawyers have been involved in developing these approaches and bringing them to family law. A number of our alternative dispute resolution solicitorsin Hong Kong, Singapore and London are qualified collaborative practitioners. We recently created a unique and flexible approach to separation which incorporates all of these options under one roof – Uncouple. Within one process and using just one team, Uncouple team helps clients move seamlessly and efficiently through to a solution tailored to their situation using whatever tools suit them best.
Choosing one of these non-court options can save you both money and time, but also will protect you against trauma and invasion of your privacy. As a law firm with numerous skilled alternative dispute resolution lawyers, we will talk you through these options in the first meeting whilst you are setting your case strategy, so you have the information you need to choose your best option.
The Withers Separation Model: Uncouple
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Mariella Frostrup on #ModernRelationships
We've developed a podcast series hosted by Mariella Frostrup that looks at the shape of modern relationships, and discusses a range of approaches to help you when things get tricky. To help protect your home and finances. To have better, more constructive arguments. To manage the process of separation successfully.LISTEN HERE
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