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Family Dispute Resolution in Hampshire & Surrey

Keep Out of Court

Why ask a Judge, a stranger, to make a decision for you about what will happen to your home, your money and your children when you divorce?

Using Family Mediation or the Collaborative Law process you can make these decisions yourself, and work to resolve issues with your former spouse or partner in an amicable and constructive way.

Watson Thomas Solicitors is an established family law firm with offices in Fleet, Hampshire and Guildford, Surrey. Our dispute resolution service offers a cost-effective and practical option to finding the best solution to resolve your family dispute without going through a Court of Law.

Collaborative Law

You each appoint your own Collaborative Lawyer to represent you throughout. You agree upfront not to go to court to resolve matters. Legal advice is given openly in front of the other party and negotiations take place face to face. Collaborative Law gives you the opportunity to resolve matters amicably by consent, but with the reassurance of a solicitor by your side.

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You both meet with an independent family mediator who will facilitate discussions between you. The Family Mediator can present information and help you achieve a resolution, but cannot advise you, staying neutral throughout. Family Mediation is an effective way of resolving disputes more quickly than court proceedings, and can help parties to communicate better in the process.

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