What to expect from Solicitors’ Negotiations

  • This can be the most effective way to shield yourself from the emotions often connected with family breakdown.
  • You do not have to meet with your former partner at any part of this process.
  • Negotiations are carried out either through letters/emails or on the telephone.
  • You can meet with or talk to your solicitor as often as you wish, to discuss letters received or offers you wish to make.
  • You can take your time to think through the ramifications of proposals you want to make or you have received.
  • Even where time limits for responses are set, these are often not enforceable – but this works both ways so you may find that you are waiting longer than you would like for a response from your former partner.
  • Whilst it is often a good idea to still use Form E as a basis for financial disclosure, you can reach agreement through solicitors to limit the supporting evidence or to provide only particular pieces of information.
  • If the differences between you and your former partner are not too large, this is usually a cost effective way of finding a compromise and a solution.

Initial Fixed Fee Consultation

Come and talk to us. You’ll find us empathetic, keen to help and with a wealth of experience. We offer a fixed fee consultation of £120 for the first appointment. You will be advised on the options open to you and the possible outcomes. Our priority is to ensure that you have a clear understanding of the path ahead and the challenges involved in achieving your goals.

Disclaimer: This guide contains general information only and does not constitute legal advice.  You need to consult a suitably qualified lawyer from the firm on any specific legal issue.