Seeing a Consultant – Next Steps
Separation and divorce can be a highly stressful time, you may experience a wide range of emotions whilst you go through this process.
- We can meet for an initial consultation (either on your own or with your partner) and work out together what options you have for moving forward in your separation, divorce or civil partnership dissolution so that you feel in control of the process.
- I will take a flexible and thoughtful approach to working with you through the relationship breakdown process. If I see you as a couple I will aim to support you both to hear and be heard by each other to ensure you get the best possible outcomes for you and your children, if you have them. If you are parents we can discuss how you may continue as ‘parent colleagues’ to your children after your relationship has ended.
- Adopting a collaborative approach and attending to the emotional side of separation and divorce with your consultant will free up the lawyers, if you choose to appoint them, to attend to the legal side. This way the process is less likely to get held up and it will keep the legal costs down. I can be alongside you when you meet with your lawyers if you think this would be helpful.
- We would meet as often as you feel you would like but this is not counselling or therapy and is intended to be short-term work.
- I am part of a collaborative team of professionals which includes therapists, child, young person and family counsellors, Resolution-trained collaborative lawyers, mediators, financial advisors and financial coaches. I am able to call on the expertise of all of these colleagues.
As a group of professionals we are committed to helping couples reach divorce agreements without going to court.