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what is family arbitration?

Family arbitration can be a powerful tool in the peace toolbox, whether you are divorcing in the UK, US, Australia, Canada – or anywhere else arbitration exists.  Compared to going to court, arbitration – also known as having a ‘private judge’ – saves the money and a whole load of time. What’s really important, is […]

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why should I do a DIY divorce?

Online divorce or – even cheaper – just going to get the paperwork from the courts and doing it all yourself – is the least expensive way to get a divorce, providing neither party is going to disagree with any aspect of the divorce.  In other words, if you have no complicated assets – like pensions […]

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what is DIY divorce?

There are two varieties: DIY out of court – which means you get the necessary paperwork from your local family courthouse, fill it in, submit the forms and if both of you agree on everything then hey presto, it’s all done and dusted.  Of course you will need to wait two years after an official separation […]

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why should I use collaborative lawyers?

What can seem tricky to some couples is the idea that they both have a collaborative lawyer – because it only works if both of you are using collaborative lawyers – all sitting around working together to find the best solutions.  But this is what happens in mediation too so it is a very good […]

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what is collaborative law?

Collaborative lawyers keep you out of court.  In fact, you can’t go to court if you use a collaborative lawyer.  Should negotiations break down between both parties, and a couple decide to go to court, then they have to get different lawyers to represent them.  The advantage of this is that collaborative lawyers have a […]

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why should I use divorce mediation?

Mediation Fact Sheet:   With a skilled mediator and a bit of co-operation from the couple involved, mediation has some key benefits over using a traditional family lawyer: It can be quicker. No letters going back and forth (and costing you a packet) – you can talk face to face with the support of the mediator.  […]

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what is divorce mediation ?

Mediation Fact Sheet   Well it’s not the same as ‘meditation’ (sitting quietly and connecting to your inner being) and it’s also nothing to do with ‘getting back together’.  These are common misconceptions so I wanted to get that out of the way first of all. Mediation is not appropriate for people who are in […]

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UK Divorce Infographic

Just updated the infographic for those in the UK divorce process, reflecting the changes since April 2022.

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