An amicable divorce

Earlier this year, actor, Jason Momoa and his wife Lisa Bonet announced that they are divorcing and ‘freeing each other’ after nearly 16 years together. Jason wrote on Instagram “The love between us carries on, evolving in ways it wishes to be known and lives. We free each other – to be who we are learning to become…”

Associate, Tina Shah, is a trained collaborative lawyer at Neves Solicitors and has commented on this couple’s amicable parting,

“Divorce doesn’t have to be a bitter and nasty process. 

Collaborative Law helps separating couples to move forward and apart constructively. 

The collaborative process involves you and your ex sitting down with the collaborative lawyers you have each appointed, to work things out face-to-face. 

Rather than dealing through your solicitors, you work with them, to reach the best solutions for you and your family. 

 You maintain contact with your former partner. That way, you have the best chance of understanding each other, and finding the right solutions. Remember, if children are involved, you will both remain parents, and it will help your children to cope better with your separation if they see that you are working things out together. Most importantly, the key decisions you make about your future are yours – they are not made by a stranger in a courtroom.

For the process to work it needs the right people, with the right frame of mind who have:

  •  a genuine desire to reach an agreement that is fair to the whole family;
  •  skilled, trained solicitors and other professionals who are practised in working in this way;
  •  commitment to reaching a solution without going to court.”

Written by Tina Shah
Collaborative lawyer at Neves Solicitors