Collaborative Family Law Solicitors

Collaborative Family Law Solicitors

For a brighter future

At Switalskis, we have specially trained collaborative family law solicitors who are ready to work with you.

When you contact them, they’ll offer you a free 30-minute telephone consultation to explain the collaborative process. Then you can decide if this is the best approach for you.

Feel free to call and speak to one of our collaborative family law solicitors today on 0800 1380 458 , or contact us through our website . We're here to give you the caring, timely support you need when you need it most.

The types of family law

Family law issues can vary in complexity and emotional toll, each having its own set of rules, challenges and things to think about. At Switalskis, we have the know-how to help you navigate a wide spectrum of family law matters. To give you an idea, here's a rundown of the different types of family law issues we can assist you with:

To get started, give us a call today on 0800 1380 458, or get in touch with us through our website to find out more about how we can help.

How Switalskis can help

Dealing with your ex-partner might seem overwhelming, but you're not by yourself in this. At Switalskis, we combine keen legal insight with a real understanding of the emotional challenges you're facing.

Our team is here to help you navigate each step. We'll break down what rights and options you have, adapting our guidance to fit your specific circumstances. We aim to answer all your queries and meet your needs, making the whole process less intimidating.

Many of our lawyers are part of Resolution, a respected group of family law specialists. This means you can trust us to give you up-to-date, high-quality advice. We're well-versed in the ins and outs of collaborative law, fully ready to offer you the expert advice you need.

What is collaborative law?

Collaborative family law is where you, your partner and your collaborative solicitors find solutions to family matters without going to court, including:

  • Arrangements for your children and finances on separation or divorce; and
  • Cohabitation and pre-marital agreements

How does it work?

You set the agenda so you talk about the things that matter to you most, whether it’s about the dog or the family home.

You, your partner and your collaborative solicitors sit around a table, either online or face-to-face, and together you work things out.

You set the pace. There are no court dates dictating the process so you can deal with your issues quickly or take your time.

You can also include other professionals in the process who may be helpful, like family consultants and financial experts.

How long does it take?

Typically, there are two to four meetings. You control the timescale. The good thing about not going to court is that you have more control over the timing. The pace depends on you and what you need to sort out. Some situations are resolved in just a couple of months. Some take longer although usually quicker than court.

How much does it cost?

Each case varies depending on the time spent. We will provide you with an estimate of your costs at the outset and keep your costs under close review.

What do you need to make this work?

  • A desire to make it work
  • A willingness to be open and transparent about your finances and otherwise
  • Specially trained collaborative solicitors
  • An agreement that you will reach a solution without going to court

What are the benefits?

  • The best solutions are those you work out for yourselves. 
  • If you have children, they see you working together to resolve your differences.
  • It helps you and your children cope better with separation.
  • It’s more likely to be successful in the long term when you agree on the outcome for yourselves.

What is the alternative?

Traditionally when couples separate, they each take advice from their solicitors. They work through their solicitors to try to reach an agreement on how to split their assets and, if applicable, the responsibilities for their children.

While it’s possible to reach an agreement this way, those who don’t will have to go through the courts, which can take up to two years along with the uncertainty that litigation can bring added costs.

This means it will be the court that decides what action is most appropriate for you and your family.

How is it different from mediation?

Collaborative law and mediation might seem similar, but they're not the same. In collaborative law, you and your partner each have a collaborative solicitor with you all the time, giving you legal advice as you go along. In mediation, there's just one person - the mediator - who helps both of you. The mediator can give you general legal information, but they'll tell you to get your own solicitor for personalised advice.

To get started, give us a call today on 0800 1380 458, or get in touch with us through our website to find out more about how we can help.

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Why Switalskis?

Navigating collaborative law can be a challenge, but you're not alone. At Switalskis, we give you clear, straightforward advice to help you through it.

Clarity in complexity

Collaborative law can seem full of confusing legal terms. Don't worry; we're experts at simplifying things. We'll walk you through the process from start to finish, making sure you're clued in at every stage.

Empathy at every step

Collaborative law isn't just about advising you through the legal steps; we understand that family matters are a big deal in your life. Our team doesn't just know the law; we actively listen to the issues that matter most to you. We tailor our services to give you exactly what you need.

Expertise you can trust

We're good at what we do. When you're dealing with collaborative law, you need solid advice. No matter how complex your case, you can rely on us to handle it well.

Championing your rights

We're not just about filling out paperwork; we support you from start to finish. Our goal is to set you up for a successful future once your collaborative family law case is settled.

Find out how Switalskis can help you

If you're considering using collaborative family law and need advice that's all about you, give our team a call today at 0800 138 0458 or send us a message via our website.

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