One Couple One Lawyer Divorce is a relatively new option for couples facing divorce or separation.  Following the Resolution Together model, our specially trained experts can offer advice to both parties.  This is a much more amicable way to divorce and means the couple can come together to meet with a single lawyer and gain the advice they need to help them reach an agreement on whatever issues they may face.  They divorce together.

What is the Resolution Together model?

Resolution Together gives a separating couple a more amicable way to divorce by allowing them to instruct the same lawyer.  That lawyer would advise both of them and act in the interest of both parties to come up with a mutually beneficial resolution to the potential disputes they face.  This could be the divorce application itself, financial matters or the  arrangements for their children.  Once an overall understanding is reached, the divorce lawyer can also draw up and submit all the legal documents for the couple so that they end up with something legally binding and enforceable.

How does Resolution Together work?

At the outset, the lawyer would meet with each of you individually.  This is an important step to make sure the Resolution Together model is suitable for you.  If all agree that it is the best way forward, then a combined meeting will be arranged.

Over a series of meetings, the lawyer will work with the couple to reach an agreement about the issues identified.  During the meetings, information is shared between the parties and the lawyer offers advice to both of them, openly together.  The objective is to agree a solution that works best for the entire family.

Benefits of our One Couple One Lawyer service

  • We have trained specialists that will meet with you at the outset to help you decide if this service is right for you. If it is not then the proceeds will not start
  • We will provide clear and comprehensive advice throughout, outlining the pros and cons to all the options you face
  • We will produce the paperwork you need to make your agreement a binding order approved by the court
  • Where appropriate, we can make arrangements for a neutral financial advisor to offer guidance, instruct an actuary to assist with the division of a pension and any other experts that may help the couple reach an agreement
  • This service is more cost effective than each of you having separate lawyers. With only one family lawyer being employed to act for you both, the legal costs are likely to be less than if two lawyers were instructed.  You share the fees of one lawyer rather than paying for two.
  • The service is more efficient than traditional methods such as solicitor negotiation and court proceedings. By meeting your lawyer together and receiving open advice an agreement can be reached far quicker than by using other methods of dispute resolution.
  • It is much more amicable. You will be working together to find a solution for your family, together, rather than each of you taking “sides”.  This is particularly important when the couple have children and ongoing relationships.

 Why choose Trethowans?

Our expert team are best known for their no-nonsense, down to earth and client centric advice. They are able to offer a service tailored to your needs, with senior members of the team being collaboratively and / or mediation trained.

We understand that this is a time of enormous stress for the whole family and introducing a new approach to resolving disputes can seem overwhelming.

If you would like to know more about One Couple One Lawyer Divorce, please contact an experienced member of our team by using the form below or calling us on 0800 2800 421.

We have offices in Bournemouth, Poole, Salisbury, Southampton, Winchester and London (by appointment only).

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