Your process options for divorce and dissolution

Many divorcing couples would prefer to keep their divorce out of the courts - and there are many other options available. Mediation, arbitration, the collaborative process and lawyer negotiations are all different ways of coming to an arrangement on children or finances.

Different options for divorce or dissolution

A flow chart of the options available – click to view full size.

The main choices for couples getting a divorce, dissolving a civil partnership or separating are:

There is no silver bullet approach as every family and relationship is different. Professional advice and guidance can help you think through your options and decide which process or combination of processes would be most suitable.

Whichever process you choose, parenting information is also available to support you.