Anna

Anna had been married for over 30 years when her marriage came to an end. She and her husband had three adult/teenage children. Anna and her husband used mediation followed by out of court negotiations to agree the terms of their divorce.

Catherine

Catherine and her husband had been married for many years and had two adult children at the time of their divorce. She had not worked during the marriage and her husband left her in a financially precarious position.

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.

Madeline

Madeline had been married for 10 years when her marriage came to an end. She and her husband had two children together. Madeline had two children from her previous marriage. Madeline and her husband negotiated an out of court settlement. Reaching the decision to divorce: The breakdown of the marriage was a long and tortuous […]

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wendy

Wendy had met her husband at university. Eventually ceasing work, she had been increasingly isolated in a large suburban home, raising the four children as her husband pursued a successful city career and then formed a relationship with a much younger work colleague.

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.