We are a group of like minded professionals in Sussex who are all committed to the collaborative process.
We help couples reach solutions together to ease the pain of family breakdown. By working together, as part of a team, couples are able to manage their separation, minimise conflict, work constructively and focus on what is best for them and their family as they move forward to a new future.
We strongly believe that all couples should have the opportunity to be part of a process that enables them to avoid the traditional adversarial approach of court proceedings when trying to sort out the arrangements for children, or financial and property issues.
Our team can also help couples negotiate agreements in advance of forming a marriage or Civil Partnership.
The collaborative process is supportive and flexible which means it can be tailored to meet the needs of you and your family. It requires a shared commitment to avoid litigation and to focus on resolving matters in an honest and dignified way so as to achieve a fair outcome for the whole family.
We are all members of Resolution, the national organisation of family lawyers and other professionals who are committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes.
I was really pleased to discover that there was an alternative to the traditional essentially adversarial process around divorce. For me the collaborative approach resonated strongly with my personal values of trying wherever possible to achieve a win – win; or at the least reducing the harm to either party.
"I also felt supported throughout by knowing that my lawyer was both looking after my interests, and honouring the process.
"It wasn’t easy, but in the end, I felt that both I and my ex-partner were able to close the chapter knowing that we had done the “right” thing by each other.