Collaborative law is a method of conflict resolution which works outside the court system. It is fundamental that you and your spouse can communicate well and are willing to co-operate with each other. All parties including solicitors enter into a Participation Agreement, committing to work hard to achieve a ‘good divorce’. All discussions and negotiations take place face to face.
This is a positive approach to take and can be beneficial in cases where you will need to continue co-parenting your children. The collaborative approach can also offer a quicker and more cost efficient process for resolving issues.
We have a number of qualified collaborative lawyers in our team who would be happy to discuss whether this is the right approach for you. Both you and your spouse must instruct solicitors who are collaboratively qualified to use this method of dispute resolution.