Collaborative Family Law - Oloan Family Lawyers

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.

O'Loan Family Law - Collaborative Practice

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.

What are my next steps ?


Get in touch with us here and organise an initial consultation.  You can choose for your initial consultation to be by telephone, video conference or in person.

The cost of the initial consultation is $440 (incl gst) and you should set aside around 1 ½ hours for it so that we can take some time to explore whether Collaborative Practice would be suitable for your family.


Depending on your unique circumstances, at your initial consultation we can also discuss other pathways that you might consider in reaching a settlement such as negotiation, mediation or even making an application to the Court if necessary.

Rest assured, you will leave this first meeting with a clear plan to be able to move forward with your life.

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.

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, call us on 02 9922 2230 or complete our enquiry form and we will get back to you shortly