Collaborative Practice & Mediation

When couples decide to separate, at WBW we appreciate that “one size does not fit all” and we will try to help you to find the best way of dealing with what are often difficult issues.

At WBW we will always explain to you the various options available to you, both those which might be regarded as traditional, making use of the Courts or negotiating with other lawyers, or your former partner and those which are perhaps regarded as new and innovative, such as mediation and collaborative law.

Mediation is a process whereby an independent third party, the mediator, will meet with you and your partner and help to identify those issues which need to be resolved and help you to try and find a solution to them. Mediators are neutral and do not take sides in the dispute. WBW can offer the assistance of trained mediators.

WBW are also able to offer collaborative law. This is a process in which each person appoints their own collaborative lawyer and there are discussions to identify the issues and seek ways of resolving them in meetings working together, face to face to find solutions for your future arrangements. Having a lawyer present means that you have the benefit of legal advice and the aim of this type of process is to resolve the disputes without involving the Courts, except to approve your final agreement.

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