Getting Divorced? How to minimise the financial and emotional cost

Getting Divorced?  How to minimise the financial and emotional cost

 Divorces are often heralded as being nasty, brutish and all too long; not to mention expensive.  It doesn’t have to be that way.

Divorce and separation is sadly increasing, the current financial squeeze on families often being the final blow.  It might seem to make little sense to spend money on lawyers if you are going through a divorce, but getting it wrong and relying on the myriad of misinformation offered both on line and by well meaning friends can lead to considerably greater costs.

The Good News

At Leeds Day, we offer a variety of alternatives to reduce those costs.

If you remain on relatively good terms with your spouse, family mediation may be a good option.  You and your spouse see our mediator trained in conflict resolution and family law to oversee discussions.  Our mediator can advise you about potential financial and childcare arrangements, helping to keep discussions on track if they become strained on certain aspects.  You and your spouse/ may still retain lawyers to guide you, review the final settlement and prepare the papers for Court but you would not need to attend Court at all.

Collaborative family law is similar, and an increasingly popular approach to divorce.  During collaborative negotiations, you and your spouse instruct lawyers, but they will be committed to resolving your differences without resorting to litigation through a series of meetings.

Even If neither of the above suit your circumstances, we are able to negotiate with your spouse or his or her lawyer, with our aim remaining the same; to reach a settlement that is best for you and avoid the costly and lengthy process of Court proceedings.

Our team includes accredited members of Resolution and we can offer mediation or collaborative family law as alternatives to more traditional forms of negotiation.  You will be in expert hands.

 How much will it cost?

Whichever route you choose to take, we will advise you of the likely cost.  We offer fixed fees for a number of our services so that you know right from the outset which option works best for you, how much it will cost and how long the process will take.

To find our more, contact us on 01480 464600 or send us an email to family@leedsday.co.uk.  Further details of the services we provide can also be found on our website, www.leedsday.co.uk.


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