Alternatives to court and collaborative law
We understand that some people are concerned that an initial meeting with a family lawyer will inexorably lead to expensive, fully contested court proceedings but we can reassure you that in the majority of cases, this is not so.
Although there will always be those cases in which the input of the court is either desirable or necessary, often other methods of resolution are more effective and less expensive, time-consuming and stressful.
We will always consider whether it is possible to resolve matters through negotiation or other alternative methods of resolution before resorting to court proceedings. Below are brief outlines of the main dispute resolution options, however we can advise you on the various options and help you decide which would be the best for you.