Collaborative Practice

If you want to stay out of Court and work with your partner to achieve a settlement for your family’s future, read on!

Collaborative Practice requires you both to enter into an agreement to not initiate or threaten Court proceedings. You both agree to negotiate openly, honestly and respectfully and to work together to find solutions.

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What is Collaborative Practice?

We’ve included a link here to our downloadable e-brochure that explains Collaborative Practice in more detail. Take some time to consider whether this pathway would be suitable for your family.

It might be a good idea to share the brochure with your former partner so that you can gauge whether they would also be interested in this pathway.  If you don’t think the time is right to do that just yet, get in touch with us and we can help you prepare for that conversation with your former partner, or do it for you.

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Who is Collaborative Practice good for?

Collaborative Practice is suitable if you are seeking an out of court settlement and you both are willing to negotiate in good faith, sharing information and considering input and advice from lawyers and other professionals (often a financial person and/or a child expert) to create future arrangements for your family.

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Who is Collaborative Practice not good for?

Collaborative Practice is not right for you if you or your former partner think that the process will allow either of you to give less than full and frank financial disclosure.  It may not be appropriate where there is a history of family and domestic violence or where you or your former partner wish to ‘have your day in court’.  We can help you to decide whether Collaborative Practice is the right pathway for you.

If you would like advice about Collaborative Law contact us or orrganise a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation.