Collaborative Law allows couples to deal with divorce and other relationship breakdown, finances and children matters in a non-confrontational way. By using the collaborative process you are better able to maintain a good relationship for yourselves and the children after you separate or divorce.

Collaborative Law differs from Mediation in that each party has their own lawyer but both parties agree not to go to court. They and their solicitors agree that if the process breaks down and does go to court, both parties will have to find new solicitors.

Negotiations take place in “four way meetings” and both lawyers assist to advise their clients and work towards agreed solutions. Lengthy correspondance is avoided.

The success rate in reaching collaborative agreement is high. Once agreement is reached it can be put into a Court Order.

Jacqui Lacey-Eresh is a fully trained Collaborative Lawyer.