Harry

Harry and his wife had been married for almost thirty five years at the time of their divorce. They had two adult children and had spent quite some time separated before finalising their divorce.

Ian

Ian and his wife had been married for many years and had adult children at the time of their divorce. They tried unsuccessfully to use the collaborative approach to settle the issues between them.

Louis

Louis and his wife were married in Italy in the late 1970s and lived around the world supporting Louis’s career in the oil industry. Their only child had recently started her second year at university at the time of their separation. They used arbitration at the suggestion of their mediator to resolve the complexities of their finances, seeing their case conclude in six months.

Michael

Michael and his wife were both retired at the time of their divorce. They had been married for over thirty years and had three adult children.

Oliver

Oliver and his wife had been married for almost twenty years when his wife asked him for a divorce. They had four children, two young children and two teenagers. They used the collaborative process to agree the terms of their divorce settlement.

Peter

Peter, an ambulance driver, and his wife, a nurse, married after having known each other for a year. They had two boys close in age. Their marriage lasted for almost twenty years and by the time they divorced the boys were in their mid teens.

Quentin

Quentin and his wife had met at university. They had three teenage children at the time of their divorce and had been married for over twenty years.

Richard

Richard and his wife had two sons, one was quite young and one was a teenager, at the time of their divorce. He and his wife had been married for over twenty years. Richard was keen to explore saving the marriage but his wife wanted to move forward to a divorce. His fractured relationship with his boys has since been restored.

Steve

Steve had hoped to avoid the separation pursued by his wife after twenty eight years of marriage that had produced four children and a sizeable business empire. Steve had considered a traditional litigated route but adopted a collaborative approach involving a trusted joint accountant to help him and his wife assess the different options.