Collaborative law is still relatively new but represents a fundamental change in the way people think about the resolution of family breakdown issues.
Specialist collaborative lawyers sign an agreement (with you both) which disqualifies them from representing you in court if the process breaks down. Face to face meetings where you are each supported by your collaborative lawyer means that there is a collective incentive to reach an agreement.
You set the pace; you are not governed by court dates and, subject to everyone’s availability, meetings can be arranged quickly. The key decisions about your future are made by the most important people – you – meaning that you reduce conflict from day one.