Cooperation – not confrontation
Problem solving with lawyers where you and your spouse try to understand each other.

You and your spouse are responsible for gathering information and solutions.

Both lawyers help you and your spouse to:
find and focus on what is important to you and what concerns you;
understand each other’s concerns;
gather and exchange information;
explore a wide range of possible choices; and
reach solutions acceptable to both of you.

You and your spouse and both collaborative lawyers work as a team.

It may take much less time and money to settle matters using the Collaborative Law Process.

How will this happen?

You, your spouse and both lawyers will meet together as often as you and your spouse need to meet.

You, your spouse and both lawyers will sign a contract agreeing not to go to court. What happens in the meetings cannot be used as evidence in Court.

During these meetings you and your spouse, with your lawyers’ help, will:

identify what is important to you and your spouse and what concerns you each have;
identify what you and your spouse need to talk about (issues);
gather and exchange information;
explore a wide range of possible choices; and
reach solutions acceptable to both of you.