If you’ve heard of collaborative family law, but you aren’t sure what to expect from the process during a separation or divorce, you may be surprised to learn that you have multiple professionals on your team. While many couples seek legal advice from a lawyer, there may be pieces missing that prevent a couple from achieving their desired outcomes or that end up costing more money than anticipated during the legal process. With collaborative family law, you can avoid some of the pitfalls of going to court and ensure that your whole family has their best interests addressed.
There are three primary types of professionals on your team with collaborative family law:
- Legal – You’ll have a lawyer or lawyers who are well-versed in separation and divorce proceedings. They can guide you through each of your options and inform you of your legal rights as you and your spouse determine what to do next.
- Family – Having a family professional on your team can make a big difference in the way you and your children are provided for during a separation and divorce. There will likely be many questions regarding decision-making responsibility, shared households, and property, which a family professional can help to address.
- Financial – Not only does a separation and divorce cost money, but it also raises questions about the financial efficacy of each individual involved. A financial professional on your team can address your questions and concerns and help you reach a fair agreement.
At Collaborative Divorce Waterloo Region, our collaborative family law team is committed to helping you make your separation or divorce go as smoothly as possible. Reach out to us today if you have questions about the process or if you would like to schedule a consultation.