There have been many interesting collaborative law cases that have been untaken this year by many different practitioners. Here are two which may be of interest:
Case Study 1 – Finalised in only two meetings
Professionals sometimes assume that in order for matters to be completed in a collaborative process they should be complex or will require multiple meetings. One matter was completed in two meetings. The parties had no children but had a shared loved for their very well-cared for dog. The wife was the financially savvy person in the relationship.
The pool was in excess of $1.5 million dollars and included real properties, businesses, share portfolios, trusts and a self-managed super fund. The parties were able to focus on their ongoing relationship, agree in the interim regarding removing the wife as the book keeper from the husband’s business in a way that was not detrimental to that business and more importantly ensure that their beloved pet continued to see them both. (more…)