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Lorne MacLean, QC, MacLean Law, Vancouver

Vancouver Collaborative Family Law is an exciting new family law dispute resolution technique that may be right for you.

Vancouver Collaborative Family Law Call 1 877 602 9900

Often times people think that going to court is the only way to resolve their family law issues; however, litigation is often is not the best option. People are often unaware that there are other processes available to them. Collaborative Law is one such process, and I would like to encourage you to consider Collaborative Law for your family law dispute resolution.

Collaborative Law is a consensual dispute resolution process facilitated by Collaboratively trained lawyers, divorce coaches, and sometimes financial experts or child experts who assist partakers in reaching a settlement through cooperative as opposed to adversarial strategies.  At the outset of the Collaborative Law process, the parties agree that they will not go to court, and if they do, they must retain new counsel. Thus, the partakers and their lawyers are incentivized to resolve matters outside of court.

Vancouver Collaborative Family Law Call 1 877 602 9900

Why Should I Consider Collaborative Law?

  • The Collaborative Law process provides greater privacy, as opposed to court cases which are public.
  • The Collaborative Law process is much quicker, often resulting in resolution within months, as opposed to years with litigation.
  • The Collaborative Law process preserves relationships, as opposed to straining and damaging them further as litigation usually does.
  • The Collaborative Law process provides the parties with control over the resolution of their family law matter, as opposed to litigation where the court takes complete control.
  • Only a particular family is an expert on that family, and the Collaborative Law process allows parties to tailor a separation solution to suit their family and their needs. A judge in court is unfamiliar with the families that enter their courtroom and thus may not be able to craft settlements that meet the family’s needs.
  • The Collaborative Law process is much less costly than litigation.
  • Participants have the benefit of a full team of professionals assisting and supporting them, so they can be confident that they are getting accurate and sound advice in each discrete area of their family law dispute.

Vancouver Collaborative Family Law Call 1 877 602 9900

Collaborative law, also known as collaborative practicedivorce or family law,[1]is a legal process enabling couples who have decided to separate or end their marriage to work with their lawyers and, on occasion, other family professionals in order to avoid the uncertain outcome of court and to achieve a settlement that best meets the specific needs of both parties and their children without the underlying threat of litigation. The process allows parties to have a fair settlement. The voluntary process is initiated when the couple signs a contract (a “participation agreement”) binding each other to the process and disqualifying their respective lawyer’s right to represent either one in any future family-related litigation.

Please contact us to discuss how Collaborative Law is the best process for you.