Collaborative practice is an innovative and alternative approach to resolving disputes. If you use the collaborative process, you will work with your lawyer and ex-partner in a co-operative open way to reach a fair settlement.

In the first instance you and your ex-partner and your respective lawyers sign a Participation Agreement which sets the structure within which the negotiations will be conducted. By signing a Participation Agreement you are demonstrating your commitment to resolving your differences in a respectful manner and without court proceedings.