Collaborative law is a method of resolving disputes out of court.
Under the collaborative process, each person appoints their own collaboratively trained lawyer and you and your respective lawyers all meet together to work things out face to face. Both of you will have your lawyer by your side throughout the process and so you will have their support and legal advice as you go.
You and your team sign an agreement that commits you to trying to resolve the issues without going to court and prevents them from representing you in court if the collaborative process breaks down. This means that everyone is absolutely committed to finding the best solutions by agreement, rather than through court proceedings.
Advantages to Collaborative Law
- It can be a cheaper and quicker way of resolving family issues.
- It avoids the uncertainty of outcome of the court process.
- Negotiations are conducted via a series of four-way meetings rather than through correspondence or over the telephone between lawyers.
- It can be a less stressful way of reaching agreement as a key aim is to reduce conflict and improve communication between you for the future.
- Working together to achieve an agreed outcome means that you “own” the process
- The process can be flexible so you can meet as often as you need to.
Please contact Tony Roe to discuss our collaborative law service.