Collaboration – Family Law Solicitor Scotland

Fixed Fee Collaboration Lawyers Scotland

Collaborative family law is a means of resolving family law disputes whereby you, your former partner and both of your lawyers work together to resolve the issues. This is distinct from traditional court processes where each party (and their lawyer) fights for their clients rights without considering the other parties’ position. What makes it unique is that at the outset all involved meaning you, your former partner and both solicitors agree that they will not go to court and must work to resolve through agreement.

Fixed Fee Collaborative Family Lawyers Glasgow, Shawlands, East Kilbride, Edinburgh and Lanarkshire

Collaborative family law is often faster than going to court and is less formal. However, it can only work if both parties are prepared to respect each other’s position and to work together to reach an amicable solution.

The collaborative process takes place over several structured meetings. Each party has the support of their advising lawyer throughout. The collaborative process recognises the impact emotion can have on decision-making and enables parties to work toward a mutually agreeable solution.

In the collaborative process, there is a large element of trust. Both parties must make a full disclosure of their financial position. Indeed, other professions such as financial advisors can become involved in the collaborative process. Also, parties can choose to jointly or singly consult with a family consultant to help work through the emotional impact of the change that has taken place within the family.

HOW DOES COLLABORATIVE FAMILY LAW WORK?

At the outset of the process, all parties sign a “participation agreement” which states that no party will issue legal proceedings. If the discussions break down at any point, the collaborative process ends. If one party does decide to go to court, then both lawyers have to stop acting. This encourages the solicitors to help you reach an agreement.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF COLLABORATIVE LAW?

Collaborative law is different from litigation in that it reduces confrontation and encourages communication. It also allows you to reach an outcome that suits the whole family. In collaborative law, relationships are kept cordial which is a particular benefit if there are children. As with other means of ADR, collaboration is often quicker and less expensive with a mutually agreed result as opposed to an imposed one.

A key benefit is that decisions are reached that suit all parties, meaning creative solutions can be reached and practical arrangements put in place.

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Simplicity Legal continues to grow and expand. As a result of which, we have created a dedicated Family Law Department. Our specialist Family Law Solicitors have a wealth of experience, expanding to over 60 years between them.

Our Family Law Solicitors understand the difficult circumstances surrounding family law disputes, and we advise our clients in all matters relating to family law, including separation, divorce and matters relating to children.  A full list of our services is noted below. As a Team, we have created and developed a Family Law Fixed Fee Initial Meeting to assist our clients. This Fixed Fee Initial Meeting is aimed at providing our clients with a clear outline of their options to progress forward.

Currently, we offer this Fixed Fee Initial Meeting for £295 plus VAT (£354). This includes;

1. Up to one hour meeting with one of our Family Law Solicitors.

2. Following the meeting, we will provide you with a letter by email setting out the points discussed during our meeting, and our advice in terms of moving forward

3. We will provide you with an estimate of costs moving forward.

4. We will provide you with a note of any further information required from you to progress your case.

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