The collaborative process is a modern way to resolve disputes respectfully – without going to court. Both parties need to retain a collaborative legal practitioner. Our principal, Yvonne Davey, is trained in Collaborative Practice.
Collaborative Practice offers you and your spouse/partner the support, protection and guidance of your own lawyer without going to court. In addition, Collaborative Practice allows you the benefit of child and financial specialists, divorce coaches and other professionals all working together on your team.
The core elements of your contractual commitment are:
- Negotiate a mutual acceptable settlement without having courts decide the issues.
- Maintain open communication and information sharing.
- Create shared solutions and acknowledge the highest priorities of all concerned.
Collaborative Practice gives you greater control over the outcome of your decision to end the relationship. It also keeps children out of the controversy, and the entire process is usually quicker and cheaper than litigation.
Reaching a solution through collaborative law helps maintain a sense of integrity and respect between the parties to the divorce. This method of lawyering stresses cooperation over confrontation.
Please discuss the option of collaborative law with us if you wish to reduce conflict whilst resolving matrimonial or de facto matters.