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How to Choose

To help you decide which method of resolving matters is best for you work your way through these questions and then click on the links for more information about the options: -

  • Would you be able to sit in the same room as your partner and a neutral third party to consider plans which would be workable for you, your partner and any children involved?

Yes?
Mediation may be right for you

No?
Go to the next question

  • Would you be able to sit in the same room as your partner with your solicitor and your partner’s solicitor to consider plans which would be workable for you, your partner and any children involved?

Yes?
Collaborative family law may be right for you

No?
Go to the next question

  • Would you be able to discuss matters with your own solicitor decide on the plans that are best for you and then let your solicitor see how much of that can be achieved with a solicitor doing the same for your partner?

Yes?
Negotiation may be right for you

No?
Go to the next question

  • Would you both voluntarily provide the necessary financial documentation and information to a third party (who is a specialist in Family Law) who would then explore with you both (in a confidential process) the possible ways forward before making a decision that would be binding on both of you?

Yes?
Arbitration might be right for you.

No?
Then litigation is the remaining way of resolving your dispute. It could be the right process to use if there is abuse or if your partner is dishonest about financial matters.

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