Out-of-court solutions to family disputes
Watson Thomas Solicitors is a niche law firm specialising in family and matrimonial law. We recognise that at times, the Court is the appropriate forum to resolve family law disputes, for example where there is domestic abuse, non-disclosure of finances, or an imbalance of power in a relationship which makes negotiating and reaching an agreement very difficult.
Sometimes people simply don’t wish to make a decision, in light of the emotions and anger which come hand in hand with divorce and separation. In this instance they elect to “let the Judge decide”.
At Watson Thomas Solicitors, we consider that “letting a Judge decide” should be the very last option. We help you consider alternative methods of settling matters with your partner so that you both work out the arrangements for your children and your finances.
The cost of Court proceedings can be substantial compared to Family Mediation or Collaborative Law, so it is not a step to be undertaken lightly. We would urge you to consider other forms of dispute resolution before proceeding to Court.
If you wish to keep out of Court then please contact us to discuss the options. We offer a free initial consultation and we would be happy to meet with you to determine whether your case is suitable for Family Mediation or Collaborative Law.