Do we have to go to court to resolve all the outstanding issues between us?

A: Not at all. Court is a last resort for when negotiation has failed or when emergency action is needed. Using litigation often causes delay and can be very costly. Therefore it is important to initially narrow down what is in dispute and then try to negotiate a fair settlement. You will need expert legal advice to do this, but may also benefit from the assistance of mediation or the Collaborative approach. Please see our separate pages on these subjects.