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A closer look at Collaborative Practice

A closer look at Collaborative Practice

Divorce and separation are life changing events. Most people will be touched by divorce in one way or another throughout their lives. We, as family lawyers, see firsthand the difficulty and uncertainty people face when going through a relationship breakdown. Separation not only affects the parties going through it, but their children, families and friends.

Collaborative Practice is a process where separating families can settle their disputes respectfully and without destroying the family unit they once enjoyed. When engaging in the Collaborative model of dispute resolution, your lawyers will guide you through the process and ensure that it is driven by you and your spouse with your goals, interests and concerns being the paramount focus.

Collaborative lawyers are specially trained to focus on the goals of the parties and have extensive interest-based negotiation training. The use of the disqualification clause in the Collaborative Participation Agreement is a defining principle of Collaborative Practice and encourages commitment by all parties.

As relationship breakdowns involve the unravelling of parenting, financial, legal and emotional relationships, Collaborative lawyers work in a multidisciplinary team with financial neutrals and family consultants to ensure clients are supported in an all-encompassing way so that their resolution is durable.

We, at Swan Family Lawyers are proud to be able to offer clients the option of resolving their dispute Collaboratively and most importantly, respectfully. Contact one of our passionate Collaborative lawyers to find out more about this innovative process.

Call us now on 8227 1970 and we will chat with you over the phone, free of charge.

Family law, divorce, wills and estate specialists for Adelaide and South Australia.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this blog is for informational purposes only and is not legal advice. Nothing in this blog should be deemed to create or constitute a solicitor-client relationship between any readers and Swan Lawyers. A solicitor-client relationship is created only when this firm agrees to represent someone and a written engagement agreement or engagement letter is signed by both the client and solicitor. In all cases, the reader should consult his or her own solicitor for advice. The information in this blog is based on Australian law.