Here is what some of our customers have to say
I approached the divorce with some trepidation as I knew it was likely to be a difficult experience. What I can say is that by going through the Collaborative process with HFLS and with the professional help and guidance of everyone involved, it was far less stressful than I imagined. The experts all played their part on the legal, financial and emotional fronts to bring my divorce to a fair and equitable conclusion. There were some difficult times but I knew there was always someone to talk to if it was needed.
I was impressed with Cathy's effective representation and re-assured to have her negotiating on my behalf throughout my divorce. Whilst reaching agreement was often challenging, I am pleased we used the collaborative process. Things would have been significantly more complicated and costly if we had needed to deal with all our matters through the courts.
Karen, I just want to say that from my perspective, you are the reason why 'the process' works. Can I just say thank you for the calm and empathetic way you navigated us through to a mutually acceptable finish position. Colloquially - you are very good at what you do.
Thank you Karen for your support through the entire process. If you had told me on that raw, fragile day when we first spoke back in October that we would manage to get where we have arrived today, I would never have believed it. Your calm, compassionate and impartial championing of our relationship and our relationship with our children, has been the guiding light for me throughout.
It was a never-ending circle of frustration and negativity for myself and family, trying to work out how we could ever come to a workable and equitable solution for getting us all back to Australia, when we had established life for ourselves here in the UK. The collaborative approach between Sousa Law and Better Life Coaching enabled myself and my wife to see things with renewed perspective, allowing us to move forward and make informed, positive and effective decisions for our future back in Australia.
The collaborative process was tough at times. There were several moments when I felt more like sending an angry letter than negotiating in person. I was grateful for my solicitor Cathy Sousa's calm, objective and encouraging stance - and the sustained effort both solicitors made to keep discussions on the table and out of Court. Through a series of meetings we were able to reach agreement, without decisions being taken out of our hands.
Almost three years past my divorce being finalised, I can see the evidence that good work was done by everyone involved. Through the collaborative process, I think that my relationship with my ex-husband is much better than it might well have been. It is perhaps easier to start rebuilding life if you have achieved some resolution about what has gone before.