The aim of the Collaborative Practice is to arrive at a settlement through co-operation. Yet, despite the best intentions of the couple, this can sometimes be difficult to achieve in the face of the emotional fallout from what is often a deeply painful separation.
Collaborative Family Consultants are there to support couples before, during and after settlement negotiations. Broadly they are split into three main categories:-
What we do... When a couple approach a Collaborative Lawyer, they may be referred to for an initial consultation with a collaborative coach. We then help couples assess how emotionally prepared they are to get the best out of their time with the Lawyer.
From the initial meeting we may suggest:
Who we are... We are health and social welfare professionals from a range of backgrounds; we have a considerable amount experience of working at depth with couples who are facing conflict in their relationship or wishing to end.