With the school exam period coming to an end, Watkins & Gunn Solicitors often get approached by couples who have been waiting for their children’s exams to be over before starting divorce proceedings.
Whatever the circumstances surrounding the breakdown, it is a life-changing event that needs to be carefully managed; not only for the individual, but also for any children.
At Watkins & Gunn we are committed to taking a constructive approach when it comes to divorce proceedings as we recognise that unnecessary acrimony can increase tension at an already difficult time, as well as increasing legal costs, making less money available for financial settlements.
The Collaborative approach to resolving disputes lets the clients dictate the pace and agenda. They commit not to go to Court whilst the specially trained lawyers support them in reaching a long lasting agreement.
Research has shown that Collaborative Law can be cheaper, quicker and equips the former couple and any children better for life beyond divorce. It means finding a fair and honest solution to minimise the pain of family breakdowns.
Negotiation is proven to be the better way in most cases, but the Watkins & Gunn family team recognise that Court proceedings may be the only way of resolving otherwise irreconcilable disputes.
Even if you haven’t made a firm decision about the future of your relationship, Watkins & Gunn can give you helpful advice and support with the utmost confidentiality and sensitivity.
The family team at Watkins & Gunn is led by Partner Sophie Hughes. Sophie is Chair of the South Wales Region of Resolution, an association of specialist family lawyers dedicated to resolving family disputes in a constructive way, and is an expert with specialist knowledge of financial arrangements on divorce and co-habitation disputes. Sophie also has extensive experience in high value divorces, often involving an international element and is one of a select group of lawyers in Wales trained in Collaborative Law. For more information, contact the firm’s Cardiff office on 02921 154313 or visit www.watkinsandgunn.co.uk. Like the company on facebook www.facebook.com/watkinsandgunn and follow it on twitter @watkinsandgunn