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.