Family Law : Collaborative Law Process

Collaborative Law Process

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Collaborative law is a new way of resolving family law matters, including divorce, separation and children issues, without going to Court.

It allows couples to benefit from the support, protection, and guidance of specially trained lawyers and professionals to help them resolve separation issues through face to face meetings. All participants have to be committed to reach a mutually acceptable settlement that takes into account the highest priorities of both parties.

FAQs - Collaborative Process

How long does the process take?
The timing of meetings and length of the process is determined by the participants. Meetings can be scheduled according to the needs of the case. A typical meeting will last 1 1/2 hours and 3 - 5 meetings are typically required to reach agreement
What does it cost?
The costs of collaborative negotiations can vary depending upon the issues in dispute and the amount of meetings required. Typically, the costs are significantly less than going through disputed court proceedings. For each party the costs can range from £1500 - £8000 plus VAT. It is normal for the parties to discuss payment for the process at meetings and earmark assets or income to meet the collective costs.
Can you help with my collaborative negotiations?
Yes! We have specially trained lawyers who can advise you about this process and represent you in the process.
Is collaborative law right for me?
How does collaborative law fit in with the Court?
Collaborative process is an alternative to the potentially inflexible Court process. The participation agreement signed by the parties at the start of the process confirms that no one will seek to make an application to the court during the process, and in the event that no resolution is possible, the parties must seek fresh legal representation.
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