What is "collaborative family law"?

In the collaborative family law process you and your spouse each hire a lawyer who practises collaborative family law.

The two of you and your lawyers all sign an agreement promising to work together to find acceptable solutions.

The goal of a collaborative law process is to settle your case fairly, without going to court. The lawyers are hired to reach a settlement, not to go to court.

If the collaborative process does not work, the lawyers withdraw from the case.

For more information about collaborative law or how to find a collaborative family lawyer, see the following websites:

Access Pro Bono's Lawyer Referral Service may also be able to refer you to a lawyer who practises collaboratively.