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Collaborative Process

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28 Apr 21 #516564 by Adgjl
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I have been through mediation with my ex spouse trying to arrange child access with son. The mediation broke down. My solicitor has suggested a collaborative process rather than going to court. I feel uncomfortable with this as our mediation was on a shuttle basis, as I find my ex spouse very intimidating and confrontational.

Has anyone had success with a collaborative process after mediation has failed?

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05 May 21 #516629 by wikivorce team
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If you could not reach agreement through discussion in a room with a mediator then its not obvious how having a discussion in a room with two solicitors will guarantee any better outcome.

The costs of the collaborative process could be several thousand pounds and if it doesn't work you are back at square one and have to use a different lawyer for court.

Depending on the circumstances - it is possible that going to court could provide a better outcome and more certainty of closure - and it doesn't have to cost more than collaborative law.

Call our helpline and ask for Ruth if you wish to discuss further.

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