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Collaborative Law

Collaborative Law solicitors in Horsham, Guildford & Haywards Heath

Working together

Resolving issues by finding fair and amicable solutions for all parties involved

Collaborative Law is a process by which both parties work together with their lawyers to achieve a fair solution with a signed, written commitment not to go to court. The process is based upon a principle of non-confrontation.

This process can help to resolve issues relating to children, the breakdown of a marriage or cohabiting relationship, or in the preparation of a pre-nuptial agreement.

At the outset of the process, each party will need to instruct a collaboratively trained lawyer. The parties and their lawyers will then arrange to meet for a series of “four-way meetings” at which the issues to be resolved will be considered in constructive discussion with a view to finding a fair and amicable solution.

The benefits of the Collaborative Law process:

  • You will be actively involved in discussing and resolving the issues throughout the process.
  • It will help to avoid future conflict and acrimony between yourself and your former spouse/partner. This may be particularly beneficial when dealing with issues relating to children.
  • You may avoid the potential cost and stress of court proceedings.
  • The outcome of your case is determined by decisions agreed during the meetings, not by decisions ordered by a Judge.
  • The process can be dealt with quickly and within a timescale agreed between the parties.
  • You will have the benefit of advice from a specialist, experienced collaborative lawyer throughout.

Andrew Delo and Richard Adams are accredited Resolution trained collaborative family lawyers.

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Andrew Delo | Sole Principal

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Richard Adams | Senior Associate Solicitor