One Couple – One Solicitor
Divorce and separation are stressful. But sometimes our legal system makes them more stressful than then need to be.
Traditionally husbands, wives or civil partners each appoint their own lawyers, and – in their zeal to protect their client’s rights – they can sometimes make it harder to reach an agreement.
That’s all changed now. Since April 2022 couples have been able to make a single, joint application for divorce. This means they only need to appoint one solicitor to represent them. Of course, this isn’t right for everyone. But if your personal situation is relatively straightforward, and you are still able to communicate effectively with your partner, it can save a lot of time, money – and of course, stress.
At ThomasHaywood we have always worked hard to support our clients through their separations, ensuring that they are as painless as possible. Both Sarah and Juliet are trained mediators. They understand how best to help couples work together to craft an agreement that works for them both. Acting for you, as a couple, we can guide you through the difficult process of disclosure and financial negotiations, with the aim of reaching a fair, practical settlement. We will also help you to make the best provision for your children, if you have them, and draft a binding agreement that the courts will accept.
For more information on how we can help you, or to discuss your individual circumstances, please get in touch with Sarah on email@example.com