Developed initially in America and Canada, Collaborative Law is a relatively new way of dealing with legal issues surrounding the family. It is used in many countries, is becoming increasingly popular and is a service that the team here at Burt Brill & Cardens Solicitors is able the help with.
The collaborative process is just that. You and your partner appoint specially trained collaborative lawyers, and together you aim to collaborate and discuss important matters relating to your family and its dispute. There is, at its heart, a commitment by you, your partner and your lawyers to deal with the issues outside the Court process. An agenda can be set according to the matters that are most important to you and your family, and the aim is to carry out the process efficiently and amicably.
Collaborative family law involves one or more meetings attended by all parties of a dispute and their lawyers. The issues, which will have been previously agreed in an agenda, will be fully aired and considered with a view to an agreement being reached. The parties concerned are at all times the centre of the process and the priority is on making sure all key points are covered in a constructive manner.
Collaborative family law is successful in about 85% of cases, and many parties are able to maintain a friendship at the end of the process. This is important when children are involved.
The collaborative process can be an excellent way of dealing with the breakdown of a marriage or relationship. If you wish to consider with option, we have an excellent team in place. 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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