There is a new practice of solicitors in Bolton who specialise in resolving marital disputes.
The Divorce Jigsaw firm offers mediation and collaborative law services for families who are going through the stress of separation.
The business was launched by Elizabeth Tait, who worked at several Bolton and Manchester law firms before starting the practice.
She said: “Divorce and separation can be a traumatic and difficult time for couples and their children.
“Things can sometimes feel out of control and conflicts can quickly intensify and turn toxic, damaging parents and children alike.
“I believe that there is another way to divorce that avoids the toll of court proceedings, both in terms of costs and emotional upheaval, and yet acknowledges the significance of this major change with all that it entails.
“I seek to work with divorcing couples in partnership with a view to creating lasting and fair solutions with care and sensitivity, always keeping the interests of any children at the heart of the conversation.“
46 year old Ms Tait is a recognised expert and trainer in collaborative law and mediation and an experienced family lawyer.
She has headed the family law departments at Stephensons solicitors in Bolton and Irwin Mitchell solicitors.
She added: “I believe it is possible for couples to divorce with dignity and achieve a child-focused outcome — one where everyone will be okay.”