As part of Good Divorce Week, which runs from 26 to 30 November, Caroline Fell, Stone King’s Head of Family and Mediation Team, has some advice for those considering or going through a divorce.
- Caroline’s top tips
- Specialist advice is crucial
Divorce or separation is a life-changing time so it’s important to take specialist advice to help you deal with the process in as straightforward a manner as possible. At Stone King our services cover all the practical aspects of what divorce or separation law means to you including the divorce procedure, civil partnership dissolution and parental rights and responsibilities.
- Try to put emotions aside
Going through a divorce is undoubtedly stressful so it’s best to try and resolve things constructively with your partner, avoid conflict and find the best way forward for you and the family as a whole.
We are members of Resolution, an organisation whose divorce lawyers help separating couples manage the breakdown of relationships in the most positive way.
Going through a divorce or separation is difficult, but mediation can make the process easier and less confrontational, benefiting you and your family.
Our family mediators are experts at handling all aspects of relationship breakdowns, taking a family-focused approach that encourages you and your partner to find the best solution and prioritising any children you may have.
This gives you more control over the outcome and is much cheaper and quicker than going to court.
- Children’s welfare
The needs of children must always come first, and the most important factor for a child’s future wellbeing is to be protected from conflict between the parents. Emotions often run high and parents can find it hard to set aside their own interests and this can lead to confusion over what is in the child’s interests.
If you are considering finances on divorce or separation, it is inevitable that you will have to make a decision over who gets what financially. Our expert and diverse group of divorce and family law solicitors are well practised in helping you find solutions that protect your wealth.
The work of the Family & Mediation Team has again been recognised by the latest edition of respected legal rankings Chambers which says:
“Highly respected for its representation of clients in alternative dispute resolution proceedings, such as arbitration, mediation and collaborative law. Regularly acts on private finance and children matters, and also has strength acting for clients on public children law cases. Clients benefit from its additional expertise in complex matters such as tracing hidden assets in foreign jurisdictions.”
All free divorce appointments must be pre-booked in advance with Stone King and will take place at 13 Queen Square in Bath.