The biggest issue that both individuals and couples face when considering divorce is the cost – court fees, solicitors fees, administration costs and the unknown complexities of the process are all very real concerns.
It is impossible to estimate with any accuracy what your divorce is likely to cost without talking to the experts. But in some cases when solicitors charge between £200 and £600 per hour plus administration costs and court fees, even with an amicable split you can usually pay a minimum of £10,000 each. Often, the only winners in bitter legal disputes are Solicitors. They have a duty to get the best settlement for their client – but the longer the process, the more they earn. This can result in a drawn-out court battle, which leaves both parties facing eye-watering bills.
So it is completely understandable that you may not think you can even face starting the process.
Divorce is a stressful and time consuming process to go through which when handled wrong can have negative effects on your physical health, mental health and home & work life.
But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Neutral negotiators, can help you avoid both the stress of a court battle and the expensive Solicitors that go with it. Negotiators are trained specialists. They assist for both – regardless who is filing for divorce – and help resolve the terms of your split amicably. They’ll help you both understand how the divorce process works and highlight the pitfalls to avoid.
Negotiators will also prepare all your legal paperwork and explain what the court requires of you. Because even if you want to settle your divorce amicably – without appointing solicitors or appearing in front of a judge – it needs to be ‘approved’ by the court.
Negotiators are trained specialists who have decided to move away from traditional divorce methods. So you can rest assured you are still getting assistance from people who know what they are talking about and who know what happens when parties go to court.
This is particularly comforting when there are children to think of, because they often suffer the most when their parents’ divorce case is dragged through court.
Financial settlements can be one of the most complex parts of a divorce. But negotiators are trained to mediate in all situations, even where the settlement is complicated – for instance, if you have a number of properties, large earnings, complex savings, inheritance and pensions to sort out. Neither party wants to walk away from their marriage feeling like they didn’t get a fair deal. So, a negotiator will give you all available options. They’ll help find a solution that works for you both, so you can get on with your lives.
If you would like to know more about how a negotiated divorce could help you, contact one of our fully trained and experienced negotiators today on 0800 177 7702 or visit our website http://www.divorcenegotiator.org.uk/.