How We Do It
Specialists in providing expert advice to our clients
At Patience and Buchan clients have the choice on how to resolve their dispute. We are committed to encouraging the use of the Alternative Dispute Resolution methods that are available to Family Lawyers. All of our lawyers have undergone extensive training on all alternative dispute resolution methods as we recognise the importance of choice to clients and also how transferrable skills can assist, even where one of the alternative methods are not appropriate. Our lawyers are highly experienced litigators but, in addition, we offer the following services:
Mediation helps separating couples work out solutions relating to financial issues and children. Lawyer Mediators are impartial solicitors (who are jointly instructed) who have combined many years of Family Law experience with extensive mediation skills training.
Separating can be an extremely stressful, time consuming and expensive process. However, Collaborative Family Law offers a non-adversarial, solution orientated alternative.
Arbitration is a new concept to Family Law although it is used widely for commercial disputes. Family Law Arbitration allows parties more control over the process of having their dispute adjudicated by employing a Family Law Arbitrator rather than proceeding to Court.