Divorce and Separation
Our specialist family solicitors in Hampshire understand that experiencing divorce or separation can be extremely difficult for you and your family. All of our expert solicitors in Hampshire are trained in alternative dispute resolution processes, including family mediation, child inclusive mediation, hybrid mediation and civil mediation. We also have collaboratively trained lawyers in Hampshire. These alternative methods of dispute resolution mean that our solicitors will try to keep your family law matter out of the court and look to resolve any disputes amicably using mediation or the collaborative process. Your own personal situation will determine the right approach for you and your family, and our team of experts in Hampshire will guide you through the different processes available and what they mean for your outcome. They will help you to make an informed decision and to move forward in the most constructive way, reducing the emotional and financial cost to you and your family.
Our family law specialists advise clients in Portsmouth, Petersfield, Portchester, Haslemere, Waterlooville, Winchester, Basingstoke, Alton and the surrounding areas. As well as via video conferencing, for example, using Zoom.
Issues relating to finances during a divorce or separation can often be an area of concern for separating couples, for example, how property will be divided and other assets. Our experts understand that you would like to resolve this type of dispute in the easiest and most cost-effective way possible, which is why we advocate dispute resolutions processes, such as mediation, the collaborative process and Arbitration, rather than court.
Our Hampshire team are also military pension experts, including advising on naval and armed forces pensions when it comes to a separation or divorce. This type of advice requires specialist financial experts to ensure the pension is protected and the benefits it provides maximised.
When going through a divorce or separation the main concern for parents is the impact this change in family life will have when there are children involved. Our specialist family solicitors in Hampshire understand the needs of your children should always come first, and work with you to find short and long-term solutions. Taking a solution-focused approach to resolving issues relating to children, for example through using mediation or the collaborative process to resolve disputes relating to child arrangements, can help to reduce conflict and resolve matters quickly. Rather than using the court process to make decisions for you, mediation and the collaborative process puts you in control of your situation, ensuring the best outcome for you and your family
As part of our Hampshire team, we also have a child inclusive mediator, who is trained to involve children in the mediation process. Giving children a voice during what can be a turbulent time in their lives can be extremely powerful and can often help parents come to a resolution quicker as they have an understanding of what the children actually want from an impartial third party, the mediator.