When a relationship breaks down, it can be difficult to speak to your former partner. You may not want to speak to them at all, or even to sit in the same room. However, if this is the case it is still possible to settle your divorce out of court.
Processes such as mediation and arbitration can be completed without you seeing or speaking to your former partner at all (shuttle mediation for instance works by an impartial mediator speaking to you both in turn, while you are both sat in separate rooms).
However, where children are involved it can often be beneficial to be able to agree your divorce settlement face to face. Where couples are able to do this, it can help build the foundation for a good working relationship in the future.
If you’re worried about speaking to or seeing your former partner during the divorce process, please speak to our experienced team for advice on your options. Call us on 0345 604 4911, or get in touch online and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.