Collaborative Family Law Solicitors
Specialist Family Collaborative Lawyers London
Osbornes Law work nationwide to help families achieve the best collaborative outcomes possible during the worst times. With a top ranking alternative dispute resolution team we are the people to turn to when you need a swift resolution. Read on to find out how our collaborative solicitors can help.
Lisa Pepper Partner
“Osbornes has incredible strength in depth across every area of family law. Areas of expertise include unravelling complicated trusts and handling pre-acquired wealth, to Children Act proceedings and advising on the financial provision for children.”
“Lisa is realistic in her advice, which clients need in the moment of uncertainty. Clients trust her and her advice.”
Our collaborative lawyers can help you agree on an outcome that is binding without the need for a court battle. We can help you find and agree on an outcome that works so both parties can move on with their lives.
The Collaborative Law Process
Collaborative family law offers so much more than mediation and negotiation expertise – it involves collaborative solicitors all the way through the process. Each party involved in the process has their own solicitor who will meet with them to discuss the situation in a sensitive and compassionate manner.
Lisa Pepper, a partner in our family team, is a collaborative lawyer.
At Osbornes Law, we believe in transparency, so Lisa will guide you through how the collaborative process works at your initial meeting. As part of this process, you should expect to attend collaborative meetings involving you, Lisa, and the other party, along with their collaborative lawyer.
Your collaborative lawyer will discuss with you exactly what to expect and your claims. They will then speak to the other solicitor to form an overall plan for what should be discussed at the first meeting. This process will be repeated for any other subsequent meetings, basing the objectives on your wishes and the outcomes from previous meetings.
A timetable doesn’t drive the collaborative process so that you can dictate meeting schedules and the other party’s circumstances. Collaborative solicitors will work on a case until both parties are in full agreement and an outcome is documented and agreed upon by the courts.
Our specialist collaborative team will work with you until you and your partner can find an agreement you are both happy with. Matters that can be resolved through a collaborative approach include:
- Dividing assets
- Deciding what time each party will spend with the children
- Where children will reside
- When any ongoing support payments are due
Divorce is hard, and meetings where your personal lives and finances are discussed, can be incredibly painful. Our collaborative lawyer will support you during this time, and we assure you that any collaborative divorce we assist with is always treated with the sensitivity and care it deserves.
Benefits for Both Parties Involved in a Divorce
Whilst the process might well be difficult, it is worth bearing in mind that there are many benefits to working collaboratively to find a way forward. For instance, given that you and your partner will be communicating directly with each other, it can foster understanding and ultimately lead to a better relationship going forward.
Being able to sit together around a table can also lead to more creative solutions that work better for the entire family being found, and it can also speed up the process.
Working collaboratively may also bring more flexibility to work on discussions around arrangements when it suits you, allowing for your schedule and also your emotional needs.
Our Specialists in Collaborative Law Know How to Help You
Lisa Pepper is an experienced family solicitor. She will listen closely to your needs before offering the best advice. We are highly trained when it comes to collaborative family law and have extensive experience in the field. We listen closely to our clients before offering the best advice available.
She will listen and be skilled at negotiation and mediation and will use her skills to help you develop solutions that will work for your family.
Once we understand your needs and desired outcomes, we work hard on your behalf, and having one of our collaborative divorce lawyers on your side will certainly make the whole process easier.
Contact us today to discuss how we can help you. Our specialist team are always available for a confidential discussion regarding a suitable approach to achieve a workable outcome.
Osbornes is vastly experienced and able to think around the issues and consider them in a new and refreshing way
Osbornes is a really good team that gives a first-class service which is both sensible and insightful but also supportive of the client's needs.
Osbornes Law offers affluent clients representation in high-value, complex family matters.
They are uniquely placed to cater for every avenue of family legal difficulty, whether financial or children.
Osbornes has one of the strongest family law teams in the business with a very wide range of experience and seniority
Osbornes has incredible strength in depth across every area of family law, from public law children and child abduction proceedings, through to adoption and surrogacy, and private client work.
Areas of expertise for the group span from unravelling complicated trusts and handling pre-acquired wealth, to Children Act proceedings and advising on the financial provision for children
"Osbornes have been a sound firm forever. They have phenomenal work."
"They provide excellent advice and service to clients."
"Osbornes Law have a very broad family practice which does all areas of family law at a high level. They have an excellent practice; they are top quality across the board."
"Osbornes offers a unique service of high quality advice and representation across a wide range of areas of law."
"The team are all eminently approachable and down to earth, committed, hardworking and who support their clients in a very effective, pragmatic way."
"Osbornes offers an excellent family law service spanning the wide range of disputes that may arise, in relation both to children and finances."
"A family team that is able to offer the highest level of expertise across the family law spectrum from high-net-worth finances through to care proceedings and children matters."
"Mark Freedman is intelligent and personable and has a good selection of high-net work cases".
"It has a strong and experienced team of solicitors who don’t take bad points, work sensibly to get a settlement and who you can always pick up the phone and speak to. They are good lawyers and know the strengths and weaknesses of their clients’ cases. They don’t posture and always pursue their clients cases appropriately. "
Mark Freedman frequently takes on high-value financial and children proceedings that involve complex tax, trust and accounting issues. Sources praise the "tenacity and common sense" he brings to challenging disputes.
"Mark is very experienced, competent, good with clients and takes a sensible approach to cases. He knows exactly what he's doing."
"Naomi Angell is a highly esteemed practitioner who is highlighted as "a leader in the field" and "extremely knowledgeable" by interviewees. She is particularly recognised for her experience in complex adoption disputes."
[The Family Law department] handles significant matrimonial finance cases and complex nuptial agreements. Respected for its expertise in cross-border children law matters.
This team is perhaps best known for its children work, often involving complex international dynamics.
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