The group is fortunate to include two financial planners who are both accredited by Resolution as divorce specialists and highly experienced in this area. Their knowledge and expertise can be drawn upon at any stage during the process, particularly where pensions are involved.
It is common in collaborative law to bring a financial planner into the process as a ‘neutral’, which means he or she would act jointly for both parties. Depending on the particular circumstances, the ‘neutral’ is often prevented from acting for either party in carrying out any implementation work once a settlement has been agreed. A second person known as the ‘implementer’ can be appointed at this stage. Exactly how this will work in each situation will vary depending on the individual requirements.
Sometimes it might be necessary to appoint other professionals such as accountants, tax specialists and counsellors. We have a panel of experts we can introduce into the process if and when required.