In some cases, negotiations are conducted via the solicitors representing each of you, often in writing. You will work alongside your solicitor throughout the negotiations to ensure that your objectives are met and that you position yourself fairly and sensibly in the negotiations.
Where parties can agree matters via their solicitors, whether in relation to finances or arrangements for the children, there are advantages including:
- expediency: it can be swifter than court proceedings which can become protracted;
- control: you have greater involvement in the process and ownership of the final decision;
- cost: it can be more cost effective for you to resolve disputes outside of the court arena.