About Collaborative Practice

When couples separate, the lives of the couple and their children inevitably change. Finances and assets must be split. Children’s care arrangements must be agreed upon.

Some couples are able to reach an amicable arrangement with little legal intervention. Most couples, however, must find a way to resolve their differences.

Collaborative practice is a form of dispute resolution with many benefits. But not all cases are suitable for the collaborative process.

Collaborative practicefocusses on resolution and minimise conflict. Collaborative law offers a way to resolve separation disagreements with dignity and respect.

Throughout the process, Separating couples and their lawyers agree to make a good faith attempt to reach a mutually acceptable settlement without going to court. Together they work to co-operatively address everyone’s legal, financial and emotional needs.