Collaborative Law | Mayo Wynne Baxter

National Mediation Week – How might mediation work for you?

pen writes mediation on paper.

When a relationship breaks down, people often find it difficult to communicate and talk to their spouse to try and decide how best to move forward. This can include arrangements in respect of children, cohabitation and the division of matrimonial assets. Emotions are often running high and it is difficult to know how best to… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Dispute Resolution Week 23-27 November 2015 – the rise of the Parenting Charter

Resolution Conflict Buttons Showing Fighting Or Arbitration

We’ve all heard the line that parenting doesn’t come with instructions, and unfortunately no handbook either.  Parenting in a secure way can prove tricky enough on its own but even more so with the added complication and pressure of either relationship break-up, or disputes with your child’s other parent. Resolution has prepared the Parenting Charter… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Thinking of proposing on Valentines Day? Have you thought about a Pre Nup?

Chocolate heart

You may have thought about the chocolates, flowers and the ring when going down on one knee but have you thought about a Pre Nup? Whilst they may not be the most romantic thing to spring to mind Pre Nups are becoming increasingly popular, and not just for the rich and famous. A Pre Nup… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

What can we learn from the divorce process Down Under?


I was pleased to recently help host an event for Collaborative Practitioners at the Mayo Wynne Baxter Brighton office with guest speakers Marguerite Picard (Lawyer), Dr Tina Sinclair (Psychologist/Family Consultant) and Tricia Peters (Financial Planner) from the Melbourne Collaborative Alliance. The Melbourne Collaborative Alliance was set up in Australia to try and offer an alternative… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Think separating from your partner has to end in a bitter Court battle? Think again!

sad couple

Divorce doesn’t have to be devastating, separating from a partner doesn’t have to end in you and your family being emotionally torn apart. Collaborative Law is here to help. It gives couples who are separating an opportunity to work together with the support and guidance of their own lawyer. Under the Collaborative Law process each… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Highlights of 2013 as a Family Lawyer

The main highlight of each year as a family lawyer is having been there to support, protect, help and assist people through very difficult times in their lives. Life as a family lawyer also has other highlights though and 2013 has included: Becoming a Collaborative Lawyer – This has to be the number one highlight… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Debunking the myths of Collaborative Law

The Collaborative Law process is an alternative way of dealing with the consequences arising from separation. Each person appoints their own collaboratively trained lawyer and they then all meet together to work things out face to face. Each person has their lawyer by their side throughout and has support and legal advice as the matter… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

National Family Dispute Resolution Week

Separating from your partner doesn’t have to end in a bitter court battle; divorce doesn’t have to be devastating. Resolution’s national dispute resolution week will be held from 25 until 29 November 2013 to promote the alternatives to court for separating and divorcing couples. Resolution is an organization with over 6,500 members who are family… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Let’s work together……

Divorce and separation are difficult for anybody and the emotional devastation that comes with the failure of a relationship often has a very real impact on how people deal with the legal formalities such as divorce and dividing up the money. Everyone has heard horror stories about divorce and separation.  We all know someone who… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)