Separating or divorcing is never easy, but when couples and their lawyers take a less adversarial approach, the entire family benefits. This is an approach encouraged in many jurisdictions and, where appropriate, we are committed to the practice of collaborative law for resolving family law matters, including divorce, separation, financial and property disputes.
When working collaboratively, the parties and their legal representatives agree to resolve all issues of their case without contentious court proceedings. They plan together to craft an agreement, only applying to court to process an agreed form of divorce petition and to sanction the final consent order.
The collaborative model is often faster and more “user friendly” than court proceedings. It can help keep channels of communication open between participants, which is vital where there is a continued need to co-parent children. It can also help parties to conclude an agreement which they can live with for the long term.
In some instances, the collaborative process is not an option and in such cases we ensure that our clients have competent representation in whichever forum they find themselves litigating.
To get in touch with our Family Law department, please email to email@example.com.
We asked Ms Popat to assist in organising our application for my wife’s UK spouse visa. We felt it would be a stressful process and wanted to have an experienced UK solicitor on our side to give us the best chance of obtaining the visa as quickly as possible. Ms Popat was most diligent in organising and collating all the information we needed to submit, helped us complete the form, provided insight and advice regarding presenting information in the right way and importantly laid out the excellent organisation of our documents and additional pertinent information on a very clear covering letter. We feel her efforts were pivotal in our very swift and successful application. Highly recommended.”
A huge Thank You to Dee Popat for her level of care and professionalism in the handling of our UK immigration case. From the first contact to the conclusion of our case, Dee was incredibly thorough with the large amounts of paperwork we had to provide, and we have nothing but praise and appreciation for the genuine care and patience Dee had for our many questions, and at times last minute requests! We would not hesitate to recommend Dee, and James Berry Associates to anyone needing assistance with any aspect of UK Immigration and Family Law"
Thank you again for all of your help Dee, and we will be in touch again in the coming weeks once I have wrapped up my job here, and have the time on my hands needed to get our relocation underway
Dee Popat was extremely helpful in guiding me through the process of preparing a prenup within a very short timeframe, and I would gladly recommend her to anyone in need of support from a family law specialist in the UAE.
Irene, just wow !!! You are just so brilliant. Your personal touch, your conversation and your immediate responses to get the ball rolling and keep everything we have needed and wanted in motion has been invaluable. You are a true unsung hero of the last 5 years.
I worked with Dee during 2014 for my divorce. For what is a stressful situation, I was given clear and professional advice, together with guidance on the various options available to me. This helped me to reach a speedy and satisfactory conclusion, with a minimum of stress.
I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to James Berry and Associates and especially Madeleine Mendy. I was highly recommended by a friend to come and see Madeleine for some professional legal advice which has been the best decision I've made. Financially and emotionally I was not in a good place. From the very first time I met Madeleine she made me feel at ease, with her friendly manner and very approachable persona. She gave me sound and professional advise, always had answers for my questions and gave me several options to move forward. Madeleine is a very professional, caring person. Nothing was too much to ask and she always went above and beyond what she needed to do. She managed to reduce the tremendous pressure I was under and turn a no win situation into my advantage. I couldn't be happier with the finished result. I am truly grateful and will always recommend her services. I have lived in Dubai for fourteen years and it is very rare to receive such outstanding service.
Two years ago I had occasion to use the family law department. Despite my documents being lost by another law firm, Irene, a legal secretary with James Berry Associates, went above and beyond what would normally be expected of her. My documents were retrieved due to her tenacity and professionalism.
Laura feels that the marriage has come to an end as she and Tom have no common interest and barely talk except for spending limited time together for the sake of the child. Laura is considering separation/ divorce but does not know how to approach Tom.
Michael and Sophie both came into the marriage with considerable wealth and Sophie wants to enter into a Post Nuptial Agreement to ensure that both parties’ assets are protected in the event of a divorce. The parties intend to live in Dubai for the foreseeable future.
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