Most couples would prefer not to have to go to court to resolve differences about money or children. Court action is needed in some situations but for those couples who feel that with some help they could negotiate an outcome that works for both of them and the children, the Collaborative process or mediation (or a mixture of both) may assist.
Collaborative Family Practice allows a couple to work through their financial and other issues in a private and dignified way, each having the support and advice of their own lawyer. Couples are able to work through the reality of their situation and make decisions about how best to move forward. Personal counsellors, child specialists and financial experts can also be brought into the process when needed. The process helps couples to build long lasting solutions, and to preserve family relationships often in difficult traumatic circumstances. Creative outcomes are possible to match the individual needs of each family.
To find out more about Collaborative Family Practice please contact a specially trained collaborative lawyer in your area via the links on this website.