Machins Solicitors LLP
Leading Solicitors in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire & Buckinghamshire
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Collaborative Law

Machins is proud to endorse the collaborative family law process.

Collaborative Law is a co-operative approach between divorce solicitors and Clients where they work together to resolve the problems that arise from the breakdown of the relationship.

The parties and their divorce lawyers formally agree to use Collaborative strategies to reach an agreement. The aim of collaborative law is to resolve family disputes without going to court and each party will sign an agreement to this effect. If the process breaks down, each party must find new representation.

To use the collaborative process both must appoint solicitors who are qualified collaborative lawyers. At Machins we have fully qualified and experienced Collaborative Lawyers who have undertaken specialist training and they can provide you with legal advise and guide you through the process.

The aim of Collaborative Law and collaborative strategies is reach voluntary settlement without going to court. The process involves a number of four way meetings between the parties and their divorce lawyers. An agenda is set by the parties with advice and assistance from their individual divorce lawyers as to what they want to resolve. Negotiations take place in meetings with the couple and both their solicitors, rather than through letters. Throughout the whole process they each have access to legal advice and discussions and agreement can be reached quickly and cost effectively.

For more information, please contact Kathryn Ainsworth who is a Resolution trained collaborative lawyer on 01442 872311 or by email at [email protected]

Primary Team Member

Kathryn Ainsworth
Partner - Head of Family Law

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