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Negotiation through solicitors

All of our solicitors at KMJ are members of Resolution, an organisation of family practitioners numbering 6500 family law professionals, that focuses on the non-confrontational resolution of family law matters. Everyone in the team at KMJ is committed to the Resolution Code of Practice which “promotes a constructive approach to family issues and considers the needs of the whole family.” Throughout your case, wherever appropriate, we will negotiate with the other party to endeavour to reach an agreement that is fair and beneficial to you.  When necessary, proceedings will be issued and robustly progressed, with negotiation usually continuing in tandem…

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Mediation

Mediation is a flexible process to assist parties in reaching their own agreement about children arrangements and/or financial matters following the breakdown of their relationship.  It is also suitable for couples discussing pre-nuptial or pre-civil partnership agreements. Mediation is a voluntary process. Both parties must be willing to take part. It is important that each party feels safe and able to express their views in the mediation process. If the mediation is about finances, it is necessary for the parties to each make a full and frank disclosure of their financial situation. The mediator is neutral and cannot provide any…

Collaborative law: Settling disputes outside of court

This form of dispute resolution originated in Minnesota, USA. In 1990, family lawyer Stu Webb decided that the traditional methods of dealing with financial and children issues following relationship breakdown were combative and confrontational and did not serve the couple well.  He committed to find another way to assist clients reaching agreements and finding solutions and thus collaborative law was born. Collaborative law crossed the Atlantic and arrived in the UK and Europe in 2003. The collaborative process is conducted by parties together with their collaboratively trained lawyers taking part in a number of face-to-face meetings (four-way meetings) to reach…

Alternative dispute resolution: Arbitration

Arbitration is a fairly new process in family law.  Following diligent research and development to make it fit for purpose in family matters, it became available for financial matters in 2012 and children matters in 2016. Arbitration is suitable for most financial matters and most matters in connection with children. There are some matters which fall outside the scope of an arbitrator’s power and we can advise you on that scope. Arbitration differs from the other forms of dispute resolution such as mediation or negotiation (which you can find information on here).  In arbitration, the parties do not reach their…

High Net Worth Divorce Lawyers

A divorce has a huge emotional and financial impact, but it can be particularly complex for high-net-worth individuals (HNWI). This makes it essential to seek specialist legal advice and support from reputable and highly skilled high-net-worth divorce lawyers. As an expert family law firm, KMJ Solicitors specialises in all areas of family law, including high-net-worth divorce. For the best part of a decade, our team has guided high and ultra-high-net-worth individuals through every aspect of their divorce, which means we have the experience needed to efficiently handle any complications or challenges that may arise during your case.  We will support…