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A more civilised route to divorce

14 January 2011

Our family law team is backing a campaign that promotes the benefits of a more civilised approach to divorce.

Collaborative law week, run by Resolution, the national family lawyers’ organisation, is being staged across the country from January 24 – 28.

The campaign is being supported by the Gloucestershire pod of collaborative family lawyers – a group of specially trained experts from 15 law firm across the county.  Willans is one of four participating firms in Cheltenham.

Willans’ partner James Grigg, an experienced collaborative lawyer, said: “The campaign is a way of encouraging divorcing couples to consider a less confrontational and often quicker way of divorcing. It is a tried, tested and successful method that is becoming more and more popular across the UK.

“With a collaborative approach, couples agree not to go to court. Instead, they work together with their solicitors to find solutions they can both live with.

“That means they are in control of the process —not working against each other as in the traditional adversarial style of divorce. This type of approach helps create a sound basis for any future communication, which is particularly beneficial if children are involved.”

Advice and information

• To find out more about the collaborative approach to divorce, please email or phone James Grigg or Jonathan Eager  tel 01242 514000.

• To mark the campaign, several events are taking place across Gloucestershire where legal experts will be on hand to explain how the service works.  More details at:

If you need clear and pragmatic legal advice, we’re here to help so please get in touch.

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