The collaborative approach is a fundamental change in the way family law cases are dealt with
Traditionally when couples separate
they each take independent advice from their specialist solicitors. They
work with their solicitor to try and reach an agreement as to how to settle
their differences. In many cases with the help of Resolution solicitors
couples can reach an agreement as to, for example, the amount of contact the
children have with each parent and the division of the marital assets. In
cases where the couples cannot reach an agreement it is then left to the family
courts to make decisions on their behalf.
An alternative is for the couples to
sit down with their respective specialist family solicitors in the same room,
face to face, to discuss the issues and negotiate a solution. This is how
Collaborative Family Law works but it can only be successful if the parties
have a genuine desire for it to work and if the parties are open and honest
with each other. By committing to the Collaborative Family Law approach
the couple are agreeing that a resolution will be found without going to court.
You still benefit from having your own
independent legal advisor, but you are in control without the threat of court
proceedings hanging over you.
The collaborative approach is a
fundamental change in the way that family law cases are dealt with and an
alternative way of resolving the issues which arise when a relationship breaks
You may find the following websites useful for further information and guidance:www.cflg.co.uk and www.resolution.org.uk
Family Law Team