Each of the ADR methods is geared to the specific needs of the individual matter, and we will help you to understand the process from the start. As a broad guide in mediation and collaborative law, typically the sessions will follow this pattern:

  • Session 1: establishment of ground rules, identifying the questions that need to be resolved, the gathering of preliminary information, dealing with any urgent matters and setting tasks to gather further information.
  • Session 2: the collating of information to ensure that a full picture is obtained for each issue, and preliminary consideration of outcomes/aspirations.
  • Session 3: the identification and weighing up of the choices for the couple in relation to each item.

If there are particular issues that need to be resolved such as the value of a business then third parties such as accountants or other experts can be brought into each of the ADR processes.

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