Collaborative family law

What is Collaborative Law?

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.

Is Collaborative Law for everyone?

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 you or your spouse’s ability to commit to the process, we will likely recommend an alternative approach to dealing with your separation / divorce.

Why should I choose Collaborative Law?

Collaborative law 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.

What does Collaborative process involve?

In the Collaborative process, you and your spouse will work with collaboratively trained lawyers, divorce coaches and financial experts (if required) to reach a mutually agreed upon resolution, without going to Court.

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Where separating spouses take a lead role in cooperative problem solving.

Collaborative Family Law