COLLABORATIVE FAMILY LAW

WHAT

In collaborative family law, separating or divorcing spouses work together cooperatively, each represented by their own lawyer who practices collaborative family law, to reach solutions that are acceptable to both parties. Both you and your spouse are required to commit to confidential, honest and respectful communication; full disclosure of all relevant information; working together to reach a resolution you can both agree on; and staying out of court.

WHY

In the right circumstances, there are a number of advantages to a collaborative approach: in many cases, it can be more efficient, less costly, and less stressful than mediation or litigation. If you have children, it can also be good practice for the co-parenting challenges you will likely face in the future.

WHO

Despite its benefits, collaborative family law is not for everyone. If there is a history of family violence in your relationship, or you have serious doubts about your or your spouse’s ability to commit to the process, we will likely recommend an alternative approach to dealing with your separation / divorce.
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