Are you going through or considering a separation or divorce?
If so, then you should read the new “Divorce and separation guide – there is a better way!”
Having spent many years working as a full-time family mediator, during which time I have assisted well over 1,000 people to navigate their way through divorce and separation, I feel that it is high time that I share some of the benefits of this experience and try to help as many people as possible to avoid the numerous pitfalls that the end of a relationship, or continued strife following a previous separation, can bring.
Within the guide, I cover the major decisions that need to be taken, including:
– Is my relationship over?
– Should I instruct a solicitor?
– I would rather have my day in court.
– Is mediation the right option for me?
The guide also explains in detail the key issues that should be considered as part of a divorce or separation, including:
– How to approach the divorce process.
– Dealing with all the financial aspects, ranging from child and spousal maintenance to the house and pensions.
– Agreeing the children’s arrangements.
This is a practical guide which is designed to allow you to consider all of your options carefully and to decide which is the best approach for you in your circumstances. The key message is that, in the majority of situations, it is worth contacting a suitably qualified mediator first (and the guide helps you to ensure that you find the right person), so that you can talk over your individual situation confidentially before taking any other steps. If you do this then there is a high likelihood that agreements can be reached with the other person within the mediation process whilst also ensuring that the proper steps have been taken before considering legal action in the small number of cases that might require this.
It is time to change the culture of the family law system to “Mediate first, not last” and my hope is that this guide will help to bring about this change, enabling large numbers of separating and divorcing couples to avoid the unnecessary emotional and financial costs that either legal action or lack of action can result in.
Click here to download your free copy of the guide and please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like any more information about the mediation process.
Godalming Family Mediation
1A Church Street, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1EQ
Tel: 01483 339379