In the initial meeting
In the initial meeting, we will discuss your situation and provide you with information about the possible ways of handling a divorce. We will always take into consideration the interests of the ex-partners, those of the children and possibly of an enterprise owned by one of the ex-partners.
With the assistance of a mediator who will provide guidance during the discussions, you will be able to make arrangements with your ex-partner about the settlement of the divorce and the end of the cohabitation.
If financial or fiscal expertise is required, we will engage an expert in that field.
This way of divorcing is usual and predominantly suitable if the situation is not very complicated, if the partners both wish to divorce (and have done so for some time) and they are both resigned to the situation.
If children are involved and both partners have vastly different opinions concerning the upbringing of the children or the division of care tasks, if there are complex issues to deal with (i.e. in the case of entrepreneurs) or if one of the partners is still very angry or emotional, more time and outside assistance are required. In this case, a collaborative divorce may be more fitting.
Each ex-partner will have his or her own lawyer. In addition, a coach will manage the process, if necessary with the help of an impartial financial expert. Discussions will be held efficiently at the table.
This form of divorce is suitable if you do not wish to litigate, but at the same time you don’t feel comfortable enough to enter into a mediation procedure unassisted. For instance, if there are complex matters to be settled in the case of an enterprise or if emotions still run high.
We, as lawyers, will always ensure that your interests are a priority while avoiding a fight with the other party. The coach will make sure that all parties are heard, but that emotions don’t influence decisions which may be regretted later. The neutral financial adviser clarifies the financial outline for the future and makes it as effective as possible from a fiscal point of view. If the divorce involves an enterprise, the financial adviser will put a value on the enterprise.
In the classical divorce scenario, both ex-partners engage a lawyer.
If it comes to actual litigating, this form of divorce is the most detrimental to both the children and the ex-partners. In addition, it is a relatively costly procedure, which takes up much time and does not provide a certain outcome.
KentieThomas will try to limit the damage in this case by entering into discussions with the other party or negotiating and proposing practical solutions in writing.
We will also attempt to stick to the facts in our litigation documents closely and keep our tone as respectful as possible, so as not to fan the flames of the conflict. We realise that you will both remain parents and that the documents may be read by the children in the future.