The ongoing divorce between Liam Gallagher and Nicole Appleton sadly appears to be a classic example of how disputes between married couples can become long drawn out, embittered and costly. Ideally all lawyers should work in a constructive and non-confrontational manner in order to assist couples to avoid the potential pitfalls of costly litigation and the exacerbation of pre-existing personal differences which can sometimes lead to unintended collateral damage to children and wider family.

When in the centre of the storm it is often difficult for couples to remain objective. That said they should not lose sight of the opportunity to explore alternative dispute resolution to resolve their financial negotiations. Alternative dispute resolution can often shorten the time it takes to reach a settlement, reduce costs and allow the parties to remain amicable and in this respect hopefully they will not look back in anger - at least not too much in anger.