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Resolution Together
One couple, using one lawyer

Here at Consilia Legal we pride ourselves on offering a range of bespoke services to our clients to best serve their needs and objectives, including the new and revolutionary, Resolution Together.

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Resolution Together is an innovative approach which allows us to work with a separating couple jointly, providing information, advice and facilitating discussions to help them to reach a resolution in an amicable and constructive way, avoiding costly court battles. In the past, the question often arose, “can the same divorce solicitor act for both of us?” Finally, the answer is yes.

Resolution Together aims at eliminating unnecessary conflict and promoting a joint approach towards reaching a resolution which is fair for all involved including any children of the family.

How does Resolution Together work?

Resolution Together embraces an approach whereby one separating couple work together with one specialist family law solicitor who will provide them with legal advice and information at the same time and will guide them through the legal process.

Our specialist Resolution Together solicitors, will arrange an initial joint meeting with the separating couple and individual assessment appointments to determine suitability for Resolution Together.

As part of the process, both individuals must give their informed consent to disclosure relevant factual and where applicable financial information to each other and the legal adviser in order to reach decisions together.

The lawyer will give advice to help the separating couple reach mutually agreeable decisions and will help them to formalise and implement those decisions together.

The lawyer will also be able to assist the couple to bring in additional expertise as needed, such as a financial adviser, pension expert or accountant.

Who is Resolution Together for?

Resolution Together is a model which is there to support separating couples who want to resolve matters between them whether in relation to divorce proceedings, financial matters and/or children in an amicable and non-confrontational way.

When is it unsuitable?

Resolution Together may not be appropriate where there has been any form of abuse within the relationship or safeguarding concerns in relation to any children of the family or where there is a significant power imbalance between the separating couple.

It may be inappropriate where there are concerns in relation to mental or emotional health or any substance misuse.

It may also be inappropriate whether either person is unwilling to negotiate or refusing to disclose relevant factual and financial information to the other and/or the legal adviser.

How do we start Resolution Together?

Simply contact us on 0113 322 9222 or at to arrange an initial consultation with our specialist Resolution Together family solicitor, Laura Clapton.

Laura Clapton represents clients in Leeds, Harrogate, London and elsewhere in the Country and overseas.

Why Choose Consilia Legal
For Family Law In Leeds

We know that every family situation is different, and we pride ourselves on finding creative solutions which best work for you and your children. We are ranked among the 16 best divorce solicitors and family lawyers in Leeds on Wiselaw.

Our Family Law Team offer Free Initial Family Law Advice over the telephone and from there we would discuss the best way forward depending on your circumstances.

We are members of Resolution and abide by a Code of Practice. As members of Resolution, we are committed to the constructive resolution of family issues and consider the needs of the whole family, in particular, the best needs of any children involved.

How We Can Help With
Your Family Law Matter

Our experienced family & divorce solicitors can advise, guide, and assist you in all aspects of private family law including:-

Frequently Asked Family Law Questions


Do you offer free initial family law advice?

Yes, we offer a free initial family law phone consultation where we will take the time to understand your situation and position and explain possible next steps. You can call us on 0113 3229222 , request a call back, or fill in our contact form and we will come back to you.

How much does it cost To Instruct A Family Solicitor?

Solicitors have varying fees depending upon which course of action you wish to pursue and it is always wise to discuss these options first before committing and instructing a firm. At Consilia, we can provide you with practical tips and advice, that don’t have to cost you a lot, just perhaps your time in undertaking some of the work yourself. We can also offer fixed-fee services to suit your budget and the nature of your case.

How Do I Get A Divorce?

The first step is to complete a divorce petition which is a standard court document. Visit our Divorce Section to download our step-by-step guide to divorce.

How Long Does It Take To Get A Divorce And Do I Have To Go To Court?

The divorce process can be done on paper i.e without you having to go to Court unless the proceedings are defended or there is a significant issue as to costs. It is important to get specialist advice as there may be associated financial claims and matters relating to the care of your children which you need to resolve. The divorce process itself, whilst it changes your legal status, does not determine how the finances associated with the breakdown of your marriage should be determined or where your children will live.

What Is Family Mediation?

Family mediation is a process of resolving conflict with an ex-partner in relation to matters concerning your property and finances or your children or both. An independent family mediator facilitates discussions regarding these issues with you and your ex-partner and works with you to achieve a mutually agreeable outcome. Visit our Family Mediation Section for more information.

How Do I Get Access To My Children?

If you are having difficulties with your ex-partner in connection with access to your children, we can assist you through a number of methods including family mediation or formal court proceedings. Get more information on our page on child arrangement orders.

For more answers to frequently asked family law questions, please visit our Family Law FAQ page.

5 Star Rated Family Law Solicitors

Our clients rate us highly for family law in services in Leeds, Yorkshire and beyond.

Award Winning Leeds Family Law Solicitors

At Consilia Legal, we've achieved numerous accolades and recognitions, whether as nominees, finalists, or winners of the prestigious Family Legal Awards. We're also ranked 5th among the top 10 family law solicitors in Leeds City Centre on DIY Legals and in the top 5 best divorce lawyers in Leeds on Kev’s Best.

Our team of expert Leeds family solicitors is dedicated to securing the best outcomes for our clients. We're proud to have our highly regarded family law team featured in the esteemed Chambers and Partners publication as one of the top family/matrimonial teams in Leeds. Our excellent reputation extends throughout the Yorkshire region, and we're ready to represent you with your family law matter, wherever you are located.

Flexible Free Initial Family Advice

We understand that you will want to have an initial conversation with a Family Solicitor to see how we can help you. This is why we offer free family law advice so we can discuss and understand your needs and see how we can best assist with your family law matter. This normally takes place over the phone.

For a no obligation, free initial discussion please call us on 0113 322 9222.

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