Many couples go to court with no legal representation because of the cost and fear of losing control of the process. They have no idea about the divorce process or how to go about dividing their assets or how to deal with other complicated issues.
The court system tends to result in people fighting more, and this will be expensive, stressful and likely to lead to more conflict.
The divorce process can be overwhelming and mediation helps to break it down and look at it one step at a time.
At Freemans Solicitors, couples are educated about the process, about divorce law, and what information and documents are required. We can signpost you to other professionals who can provide you with financial advice or emotional support. We can also explain the options for your children.
Our neutral lawyer mediators will assist a couple every step of the way to help them reach their own agreements.
In mediation couples can learn to find a way to communicate with each other. This is particularly beneficial when children are involved as it is well known that conflict harms children and this harm can be significant and long lasting. In mediation parents have to work together which will assist in preserving a good relationship with their children in the future.
Mediation is less costly than separate legal representation and educates couples about the court process; their options, child issues, financial issues, legal concerns and legal effects of decisions so they can make their own agreements.
Whatever your personal circumstances the above is only a guide and we would advise you to contact us to obtain definitive advice as you will appreciate that each person’s circumstances are unique to them.