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Collaborative Lawyer Appointed In Oldham

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Love is in the air and despite Valentines Day being the most romantic day of the year the Family Legal Clinic at Pearson Solicitors was full on both days this week.

It is a sad fact of life that many relationships end in divorce, but at Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers we are helping pioneer a new approach called Collaborative Law. This is a separation based on mutual problem solving and Chartered Legal Executive, Tracy Crompton, has recently qualified as a fully trained Collaborative Lawyer.

Divorce does not have to be devastating and a collaborative divorce is a good option for couples wanting to remain on good terms.  All our Family solicitors are also members of Resolution, whose aim is to help separating couples achieve a constructive settlement of their differences whilst avoiding protracted arguments.

In collaboration both parties appoint a specially trained collaborative lawyer and through this non-confrontational approach disputes can be resolved amicably. Negotiations are done face-to-face rather than through the traditional method of letters, phone calls and going through court.

“Through round table negotiations and by taking the right advice from a collaborative lawyer couples can save time, money and heartache,” said Tracy.  “It’s divorce as amicable as possible under the circumstances.”

“Essentially it avoids the traditional adversarial approach and can minimise the negative impact.  Collaborative law couples talk about the problems together with their representatives and work out a solution that is right for the whole family, with the added bonus of professional support and documentation.”

“It will cost far less than a lengthy court battle and is much more personal to the couple.  It can also provide a much better solution when children are involved by helping maintain a good working relationship,” Tracy added.

With collaborative law, once a couple have reached agreement they can both be confident the settlement is legally binding, as it can be sanctioned by the court without either party having to step foot into the court room, therefore making the process quicker, cheaper and more comfortable to deal with.

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