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Practice Areas

Divorce and Separation

The end of a relationship is never easy. Divorce and Separation leave so many practicalities to resolve. And then there is the paramount concern of the children. It can be a difficult and distressing time. We will do everything we can to find an outcome that works for you and your family in a way that keeps both the emotional and financial costs to a minimum. Whether married, unmarried or in a same sex relationship, we can provide you with tailored and cost effective options to consider at this time of uncertainty.

"A better divorce instead of a bitter divorce."


Parenting Children

Whether married or unmarried, Jigsaw can help you help your children at this time of change. With significant past experience in this field, including the representation of children themselves within the court process, we can provide support and guidance on parenting time arrangements and a range of other child related concerns including Grandparental issues and wider family matters.

Liz is qualified to consult directly with children in mediation if this is needed.

Parents are forever, even when they live apart.

"Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity they think of you."


Financial Matters

Many divorcing couples can agree a financial settlement without the need for contested court proceedings and the significant costs that result. We can help you find a solution that suits the individual needs of your family and the resources involved.

One size does not fit all.

With over 25 years experience in this specialised area, we will help you tailor a solution that works for you both, now and into the future.

Wherever you are based in the north west of England, a solution is at hand.


Trusts & Pensions

The sharing of pensions in divorce or civil partnership dissolution is a highly complex area and one where specialist help is greatly advisable – it is not unusual, for instance, for the pension fund of one spouse to be the most valuable asset of the marriage.

It is critical that the implications of this are fully understood for both as to ignore them can lead to unfair settlements and significant financial prejudice upon retirement. Where necessary, we can seek further input in the form of specialist pension advice from Resolution accredited experts to assist you in exploring the options available and in making informed decisions.

Business Issues

The division of business assets in a way that does not severely prejudice the long term success of the business can often be a challenging area within any settlement discussion. Jigsaw have a background in dealing with complex business matters drawing upon additional advice as required in the fields of tax and valuations.

"Don't wait for your ship to come in. Swim out to it."


Co-habitee Disputes

If you are living together and your relationship ends, you can still use mediation to resolve matters, whether this affects your children’s arrangements, your home or your savings. Since the legal position surrounding unmarried couples finances is different from that where couples are married, early advice is essential.

Please feel free to get in touch to explore how we might help.

Divorce Jigsaw is authorised and accredited by the Family Mediation Council.

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