We aim if at all possible, to guide you to resolve your arrangements with as little animosity and as cost-effectively as we can.
We will discuss with you the option of mediation and make a referral if that is something that you wish to try. Mediation can and does work for many families. You can contact us in-between mediation sessions if you need some guidance.
We will also consider roundtable meetings with the other party and their lawyer.
Karen Dovaston is also a Family Arbitrator – a little like a private judge. She can:
- Undertake neutral evaluations of your financial situation
- Undertake private Financial Dispute Resolution hearings if your spouse and your solicitors are ‘stuck’ on reaching an agreement – whether that is via solicitors or if you are in mediation
- Act as an arbitrator to decide the outcome of issues between you and your spouse or partner
- Advise you on the option and mechanics for using arbitration for your financial arrangements or arrangements for your children.