We possess particular expertise in advising on the following matters:
Injunctions to stop verbal abuse, physical abuse, violence and threats from partners or family members. We are able to act quickly to obtain emergency protection without the other side knowing.
• We offer help and advice on your position when your marriage has or may come to an end
• Advice about finances on divorce
• Separation and separation agreements
• Cohabiters - Help and advice on arrangements for shared property for those not married or in a civil partnership
We offer all of our clients a highly personalised service, and are flexible in arranging appointments (e.g. early morning, late evening and in exceptional cases home visits can also be provided).
Collaborative law is one of the processes available to separating couples seeking to resolve any dispute they have in a non-confrontational way. It avoids the participants having to engage in contested court proceedings which can be very lengthy and costly. It involves a commitment to approaching issues with openness and in good faith which encourages mutual respect.
In collaborative family law, each person has their own lawyer and you all meet together in the same room to work things out face to face. You and your lawyers sign an agreement that commits you to trying to resolve the issues without going to court and prevents them from representing you in court if the collaborative process breaks down. That means all parties are absolutely committed to finding the best solutions by agreement, rather than through court proceedings.
Collaborative law can help with resolving disputes on the following areas:
• Arrangements regarding children
• Dealing with finances after separation
• Pre or post nuptial agreements
• Pre or post civil partnership agreements
Collaborative law is carried out through a series of meetings called four-way meetings where both lawyers and the couple are present. Sometimes only a couple of meetings are needed, on other occasions four or five. These meetings follow agendas set by you and your former partner. This allows you to have full control of the time it takes enabling the matter to progress at your own speed and allows you both to have more control than in Court proceedings.
Legal Aid is not available for the collaborative family law process. To find out more about this process and whether this would be suitable for you please contact AUUA Law Solicitors today. We offer a fixed fee service.
Contact our expert family, separation and divorce department for a fixed fee initial consultation by calling our office in Bolton on 01204 396600