Collaborative law is another form of alternative dispute resolution which offers the support of lawyers. It is a non-adversarial approach where all parties work together to find a better solution, maintaining the long-term interests of all family members. Collaboratively-trained lawyers assist their respective clients to identify key issues and to communicate constructively toward a resolution without going to court. Each client has their own collaborative lawyer working with them for added support in the process.
There are many benefits to resolving your dispute through the collaborative law process. You will craft a solution that is tailored to your family’s very specific needs. You will preserve and improve the communication and working relationship between the parties. Finding a resolution that both parties are happy with, and have chosen voluntarily, increases the likelihood that the agreement will be followed, and that the conflict will end. This process is often faster and less costly than other adversarial options.
Other collaborative team members, including financial and mental health professionals, and divorce coaches, can be brought into the team when required.
Kelly is a fully trained Collaborative Lawyer and member of Collaborative Professionals Inc. of Saskatchewan. For more information about collaborative law visit www.collabsask.com.