Amanda

Amanda and her husband separated without children after a long relationship but a short marriage. She instructed lawyers after being surprised by her husband’s financial claims which were made out of the blue a decade after separation when she thought that she had already agreed a generous set of arrangements.

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.

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.

Poppy

Poppy and her husband had been married for 27 years and had two adult children at the time of their divorce. It took just over a year from her first meeting to the conclusion of her divorce.

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.

Sarah

Sarah and her husband had been together for 30 years and had been married for over 20 years when Sarah began divorce proceedings. They had one child who was taken ill during the course of the divorce.

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.

Tom

Tom and his wife had one young child and divorced after five years of marriage. They reached an out of court divorce settlement.

Vivienne

Vivienne and her husband had been married for almost thirty years and had two adult children at the time of their divorce. Vivienne’s husband had a high profile job and she also worked during the marriage. They had tried couple counselling in the past. They used the collaborative process to agree the terms of their divorce settlement.

Xanthe

Xanthe and Eric separated in their mid 40s after fifteen years of marriage. The marriage had seen careful management of professional earnings, resulting in substantial funds in off-shore trusts. Their three teenage children were in private school.

Yvonne

Yvonne married her husband when she was in her mid-20s and they separated after twenty four years of marriage with three children either at or just emerging from university. Each had a demanding career in medicine but there was uncertainty as to future earnings.