Collaborative Law

Collaborative family law is a comparatively new way of dealing with family law problems. The process was developed in America and Canada and is used in many countries.

The collaborative process is one where you and your partner appoint specially trained collaborative lawyers .At the heart of the collaborative process is a commitment by you, your partner and your lawyers to deal with the issues outside the Court process. In this way , an agenda can be set according to the matters which are most important to you and your family .

Collaborative family law involves one or more meetings attended by the parties and their lawyers when the issues agreed in an agenda will be fully aired and considered with a view to agreement being reached .The parties are at the centre of the process and can ensure that key points are prioritised.

Successful in about 85% of cases collaborative family law can mean that the parties maintain a friendship at the end of the process. This is important when children are involved.

If you wish to consider the option of dealing with the breakdown of your marriage or relationship or other family problems by the collaborative process, please contact Wendy Ryle who is a trained collaborative lawyer. She will discuss your case with you and provide details of other collaborative family lawyers who can represent your spouse or partner.

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