Collaborative Law is a legal process in which couples who are separating or divorcing work together with specially trained lawyers. Through this process, they collaboratively work toward reaching an agreement that is mutually acceptable to both parties. The aim of collaborative law is to ultimately avoid going to court. And strive to find a resolution that tailors to the unique needs of each family.
Collaborative law aims to design a transparent and cooperative process. Each party has its own collaboratively trained lawyer to work with them to identify the issues. They help to find solutions that are acceptable to both parties. The lawyers facilitate communication between the parties.
People often use collaborative law to resolve disputes related to parenting, child and spousal support, property division, and other issues. In addition to the lawyers, the process may involve other professionals. These can include financial advisors, mental health professionals, and child specialists.
Collaborative law can be a cost-effective and efficient way to resolve disputes. Moreover, the process often costs less than going to court, and people can complete it quickly. Collaborative law also allows parties to maintain control over the outcome of their case and to craft a solution that is tailored to their unique circumstances.
In summary, collaborative law in Ontario is a process in which couples work together with collaboratively trained lawyers and other professionals to find a mutually acceptable resolution to their issues. The process is transparent, cooperative, and emphasizes communication and cooperation. Collaborative law can be a cost-effective and efficient way to resolve disputes related to separation or divorce. It allows parties to maintain control over the outcome of their case.
If you are interested in pursuing collaborative law, our lawyers would be happy to talk to you more about the process. We help you determine if it is appropriate for your situation.