The decision to separate or divorce is rarely taken lightly and can be a hugely emotional, stressful and difficult time, particularly when there are children involved. The way forward can be daunting and confusing and the untangling of finances and assets a potentially frightening task. But there are different routes available that can keep the process as stress and conflict free as possible.
Victoria Strode, Associate in the Family team at Mogers Drewett explains: “When considering divorce or separation, it’s often assumed that court proceedings and expensive legal fees are the only way forward. But the route can be guided by the couple’s circumstances – for example, how much trust there is between the partners, and if there are children to consider.”
“Kitchen table discussions, mediation, solicitor negotiations, collaborative law and court proceedings all offer ways to move forward with varying levels of legal support and associated costs. For couples where there are complex assets such as businesses and pensions, it’s important to seek expert advice to help you make an informed decision for the best route forward for you and your family’s future.”
At Mogers Drewett we’re committed to helping our clients resolve matters in a cost-effective and non-confrontational way. We are made up of a team of collaborative lawyers and mediators, with a deep understanding of all aspects of family law. To find out about the alternative routes to separation that can save time, money and lower the emotional stress, take a look at our film below.
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For more information, or to discuss your situation with our Family Law experts, please call our Bath office: 01225 750000, Sherborne office: 01935 813 or our Wells office: 01749 342 323.