Collaborative Family Lawyers
You aren’t alone if you haven’t heard of Collaborative Family Law before – it’s a relatively new way of dealing with family disputes.
If you’re navigating the complexities of a family law matter – such as divorce or separation – and seeking a solution that prioritises open communication, cooperation, and tailored resolutions, Collaborative Law may be the answer.
With years of experience, our collaborative family law team is ready to guide you through the process.
Contact us today to learn more about the process and how we can help,
What Is Collaborative Law?
Collaborative Law is a modern and client-centred approach to resolving family disputes, providing an alternative to traditional court proceedings.
In this process, each party involved in a separation or divorce retains their own lawyer.
However, instead of engaging in negotiations through written correspondence or telephone exchanges, Collaborative Law encourages face-to-face meetings (in person or via video platforms).
This creates a cooperative environment where both parties, supported by their respective lawyers, collaborate to find mutually agreeable solutions.
The Collaborative Law Process
The Collaborative Law process is a structured and transparent approach designed to facilitate the resolution of family disputes.
Once parties opt for Collaborative Law, they commit to a series of face-to-face meetings, guided by their respective lawyers, to address the issues at hand.
These meetings provide a platform for open communication, allowing both parties to express their concerns and priorities.
A key aspect of the process is signing a Participation Agreement, a commitment by all parties to work towards a resolution without resorting to court proceedings.
This commitment creates a cooperative atmosphere, fostering an environment where creative and mutually beneficial solutions can be explored.
Our experienced collaborative lawyers ensure that each party’s interests are effectively represented throughout the process, contributing to a more efficient and tailored resolution process.
Benefits Of Collaborative Law
The benefits of choosing Collaborative Law for your family dispute are multifaceted, offering a more constructive and efficient alternative to traditional court proceedings.
- Better Communication: Collaborative Law fosters improved communication between you and the other party. The face-to-face meetings, guided by your respective lawyers, create a conducive environment for open and respectful dialogue.
- Decision-Making Control: Opting for Collaborative Law ensures that you and the other person retain control over the critical decisions that need to be made. This empowerment in decision-making contributes to a more satisfactory and personalised resolution.
- Tailor-Made Options: Collaborative Law allows for the exploration of tailor-made solutions in a relaxed and cooperative manner. This flexibility ensures that the outcomes address both parties’ unique needs and concerns, promoting a more sustainable and agreeable resolution.
- Cost-Effective and Efficient: Besides the emotional benefits, Collaborative Law can be more time-efficient and cost-effective than traditional court processes. By avoiding courtroom proceedings and judge-made orders, the collaborative approach often results in a quicker and more economical resolution, sparing both emotional and financial costs.
Contact Our Collaborative Family Lawyers
When you’re ready to embark on the path of collaborative resolution for your family matters, our experienced Collaborative Family Lawyers at Bennett Griffin LLP are here to guide you through the process.
Led by Resolution-trained Jackie Mensah, our team is committed to providing expert legal support while fostering a cooperative environment for open communication and tailor-made solutions.
Contact our collaborative family lawyers today to take the first step towards a more amicable resolution to your family dispute.
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The full playlist can be watched below or viewed directly on YouTube.
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