Bridget Garrood; Divorce specialist and Collaborative Family Lawyer
It doesn’t have to be a battle
Couples who have been fortunate enough to accumulate assets which would bring them into the category of high net worth divorce or big money divorce – have usually done so through hard work and by being careful with their money.
Whilst there clearly needs to be an examination of the couple’s finances in order to achieve a fair settlement, this doesn’t mean that there is a blank cheque for lawyers and finance professionals. The approach that we take in representing clients is the same with all our clients. We recognise that couples have worked hard and that they do not go into a divorce wanting it to become and emotionally draining and financially expensive battle.
Achieving good outcomes means sensible negotiation based on good advice and taking reasonable positions in negotiation. Achieving good outcomes isn’t about arguing about every single small detail – it is about maintaining focus on the bigger picture.
Fiona Griffin: Divorce specialist and Collaborative Family Lawyer
Collaborative Family Law, Family Mediation and Family Arbitration are all forms of family dispute resolution which can be used successfully in high net worth divorce cases.
There are models of mediation which can successfully be used where lawyers and financial experts are present during key mediation meetings.
Collaborative family law is all about achieving fair solutions through sensible negotiation – avoiding court processes.
Arbitration can be used to support both family mediation and collaborative family law and indeed principled Solicitor/Solicitor negotiation – as a way of resolving blockages along the way – which might be the final matter to be resolved or a matter of principle – which once resolved clears the way for agreement to be reached on other matters.
Paul Jacobs FCCA: Our in house accountant
In the South-West and at your convenience
Our head office is at the edge of Exeter. We have a variety of other locations across the south-west. We are also available to clients by videoconferencing.
We can easily arrange meeting rooms in London.
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