Divorce can be stressful enough, but more so perhaps when running a business. Is there a way to separate, without breaking up the business and without resorting to law courts?
Yes, there is, says family lawyer Jennifer Hetherington. It’s called collaborative practice – a mediation process for couples to finalise the legal aspects of their separation without court. It’s about meeting the needs of the family as a whole, including young children and adult children, by minimising conflict. And it can save the business in the process.