At Collaborative Divorce Waterloo Region, one of the questions we get asked frequently is: What exactly is collaborative family law? To put it simply, collaborative family law involves working with a team of trained experts with specialized knowledge and skills to manage the financial, emotional, and legal aspects of the divorce or separation process. While most people think of collaborative family law primarily as a legal process, working with other financial and family professionals will likely be included, as well.
Why would you take this approach during your divorce or separation? The main goal of collaborative family law is to work with your former spouse to come up with a divorce or separation agreement that is best for all, including any children. In most cases, this prevents the need to take the case to court and saves money, time, and emotional stress.
At this point, you may be wondering if collaborative family law is the right approach for your divorce or separation. We ask you to first discuss this option with your spouse, as this type of negotiation is only successful with both parties’ cooperation. If your spouse agrees to this approach, you should then talk to your lawyers about this process.
We are also here to speak with you about what collaborative family law entails and to provide as much information as you need to make a decision. Reach out to us at Collaborative Divorce Waterloo Region today to speak with one of our representatives.