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Resolving Disputes

Getting divorced does not mean that you have to go to court. There is no one size fits all approach to divorce. What is the best approach for you to resolve your concerns will depend on your own circumstances. We will discuss your aims and objectives with you so that we understand what it is you are wanting to achieve. We will help you decide what is the best way for you to resolve your particular family law issue whether that might be:

 

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How does collaborative law work?

Divorce can be a painful process, but if you wish your divorce to be as amicable as possible, then Collaborative Family Law may be the solution for you. Collaborative Law is a new way of resolving family law issues such as divorce, separation and the arrangements for children. It is completely different from the traditional […]

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5 Tips for success in negotiating out of court settlements

We have set out below our 5 Tips for successfully negotiating out of court settlements: Expect to compromise – Don’t see divorce as a win or lose battle. A certain amount of compromise will be needed on both sides as you negotiate over assets and arrangements for children. Know when to let go – Digging […]

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How do I avoid going to court?

It is a source of frustration for us when people say that lawyers are only interested in going into battle and watching their fees build up. We at Harrogate Family law are not like that.  We are committed to settling your case out of court wherever possible. In fact, at Harrogate Family Law, because we’re such […]

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How do I negotiate a settlement?

Successful negotiations take planning, preparation, and a desire to reach a mutually satisfactory agreement. However, even the best laid plans can go awry during divorce. Emotions can run high and couples who start out amicably can run into problems over specific issues or not realise there is a problem on the horizon. Throughout this site we […]

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Frequently Asked Questions


What is mediation?

Mediation is a way of sorting out the issues when you separate. A mediator is a neutral, independent person who will help you identify and resolve any issues. They will try to make sure that your discussions with your spouse are constructive and that each of you are able to have your say. A mediator […]

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Do I need a solicitor to negotiate for me?

When you separate, emotions can run high and it is all too easy to let these cloud your decision-making process. It is important to get legal advice so that you understand what the issues are, what your rights are, and how best to sort things out. You will be unlikely to have experienced divorce before […]

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What is family arbitration?

Family arbitration is a fairly new kind of dispute resolution suitable for divorce cases and is an alternative to court proceedings. It involves providing a neutral person (called a “family arbitrator”) with the relevant facts, evidence and the views of you and your spouse as to what you each think the outcome should be. The […]

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Is mediation compulsory by law?

No. For many people mediation can be the right approach, but it is not suitable for everyone. You have to trust your spouse or partner to be open and honest, especially in producing financial information. You also have to feel safe in the mediation process, so it is rarely appropriate if there is any domestic abuse or […]

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Latest News


6 Early Steps to Take When You’re Preparing for Divorce

Posted on 20 Jul 2017 by Andrew Meehan
When you are preparing for divorce the things you do in the first few weeks can have quite an impact on the financial ou
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New pension rights for same sex couples

Posted on 18 Jul 2017 by Andrew Meehan
Same sex couples who marry will now enjoy the same pension benefits on death as heterosexual married couples following a
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Dividing pensions on divorce: How to choose the right option

Posted on 18 Jul 2017 by Andrew Meehan
There are three different ways to deal with pensions on divorce – pension attachment orders, pension sharing orders an
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