Our team of divorce negotiators are all fully trained and work according to the matrimonial Causes Act 1973. Each negotiator within our team is able to fully support you throughout the divorce process, from initial petition to Decree Absolute. We ensure that we are always easily accessible, quick to respond and we are always able to schedule meetings at a time to suit you. As we work with both parties to negotiate your divorce we remain impartial and ethical at all times, showing no favouritism or bias to either party.
Having qualified in the 90’s, been through a divorce myself and worked with hundreds of clients who believed they had to go to court to have a decision made on what should happen to their assets – I realised that most people simply don’t want an acrimonious divorce. They do not want to fight for 12-24 months about who is having what, or pay two solicitors who allow this to happen to their family. But they didn’t know there was another option.
But Divorce Negotiator offers clients a different prospective on the divorce process, with one full trained neutral negotiator working with both parties to come to a fair and amicable outcome. We encourage open communications between parties to avoid acrimonious situations, allowing you to make the decisions yourself rather than being forced into a decision by the courts. We are able to help with all aspects of your divorce, including formalising your separation and arranging children & financial arrangements. Working together with one trained negotiator speeds up the divorce process, which in turn saves you money and allows you to move on with your lives.
I have practiced as a family lawyer (I do not advise divorce negotiator clients in this capacity) and now work as a divorce negotiator so I know both sides of the coin. Solicitors cannot represent both parties – so they either act for the husband or wife and aim to get the best for their respective clients. There is nothing wrong with that- after all that is their job, however this approach often creates a sense of ‘winners and losers’, with each party fighting hard to get more than the other –often resulting in acrimonious proceedings lasting months if not years.
As neutral negotiators at Divorce Negotiator, we are not interested in taking sides. We talk to both of you and help you to come to sensible, workable agreements that work to benefit the whole family – doing away with the culture of winners and losers. We provide a platform for our clients to communicate directly with each other, in the presence of an independent professional negotiator, rather than through lawyers. An agreement made between couples is more likely to be kept rather than one forced upon them through lawyers and the courts. As negotiators we will help you to explore ways in which you can resolve your disputes together without the necessity of court proceedings –saving you both time and money.
I have represented many clients with divorce, financial settlement and issues relating to children in my past role as a family solicitor. During this time, I have experienced the devastating and negative impact that divorce proceedings can have on a family. Whilst the traditional role of a family solicitor representing one client is necessary in cases where an agreement is not possible for various reasons, it is not the best way of helping the majority of clients.
There are ever growing numbers of couples that are looking for an amicable solution to their divorce and separation. As a professional neutral third party, I help my clients establish clear boundaries for communication during our discussions and for the future and I provide guidance to help them reach practical and realistic solutions surrounding their children and finances.
Divorce Negotiator is in a unique position to provide an amicable solution to clients who wish to minimise stress, cost and animosity during an already difficult time.