Gary Lineker has made comments recently, following his divorce from his former wife, Danielle Bux, to the effect that there should be a “mathematical equation” to help divorcing couples avoid what he called the “manipulative behaviour” of lawyers.
Lineker accused solicitors of finding ways to make separating couples spend more money, thereby fuelling acrimony between the parties.
At Scotts Wright, we know that going through a divorce is stressful. That is why we are members of Resolution (the specialist national organisation for family lawyers) and subscribe to Resolution’s Code of Practice.
Membership of Resolution commits family lawyers to resolving disputes in a non confrontational way. This doesn’t mean that we won’t fight your case – we will always strive to get the best deal for you, but we will do so in a way that recognises that (particularly if there are children involved) it helps if both parties come out of the divorce process having at least the possibility of maintaining a civilised relationship with their former spouse.
As to Lineker’s comments that there should be a “mathematical equation” to deal with financial disputes, well, there isn’t one at the moment, and this is what makes dealing with finances after divorce so tricky.
Rather than take a risk and try to deal with the stress and the uncertainty yourself, why not make an appointment to see our matrimonial specialist, Jill Cameron, for help and advice.