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Round Table Divorce Family Dispute resolution Week

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A week of raising awareness to highlight the alternative for separating couples and their families begins to today (November 24th) and two Oldham law firms are offering a free session to individuals who are aiming for an amicable separation.

Tracy Crompton, of Pearson Solicitors, is a local collaborative lawyer and recognises the benefits of conciliatory separation and believes this is the way forward for many families:

As Tracy explains:  “It’s a transition from being adversarial to really working out something that is best for everyone.  This is especially important when children are involved but both parties must be in the right frame of mind to opt for collaboration.

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

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 can also provide a much better solution when children are involved by helping maintain a good working relationship.  It can not only save them heartache, but they can avoid a costly court process,” 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.

During the awareness week (Nov 24 – 28th) individuals can call Tracy at Pearson Solicitors or Oldham’s other collaborative lawyer, Alison Winterbottom, of North Ainley Solicitors, for a free one-to-one session to find out more about collaborative law.

Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers – 0161 785 3500

North Ainley Halliwell – 0161 624 5614

Please note that the information and opinions contained in this article are not intended to be comprehensive, nor to provide legal advice. No responsibility for its accuracy or correctness is assumed by Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers Ltd or any of its members or employees. Professional legal advice should be obtained before taking, or refraining from taking, any action as a result of this article.

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