Vancouver Collaborative Divorce Lawyers
The end of a relationship is always difficult and can be financially and emotionally devastating. The traditional litigation model is often not the best solution for most families. Years of research have shown that the majority of cases settle and very few actually require a trial. The same research has shown the benefits of alternative dispute resolution models such as collaborative divorce and family law mediation, as the preferred method for reaching solutions for families, especially where children involved.
Is there such a thing as a considerate, respectful divorce or separation process? Can you separate without having to go to Court? Can you have a team of professionals work with you to create and customize a solution that works best for your family? Can you get a divorce and/or separation agreement or parenting plan without spending thousands of dollars on Court applications? The answer to these questions is quite simple – yes! The process that allows this to happen is called Collaborative Divorce.
What do Collaborative Divorce Lawyers Do?
Collaborative divorce lawyers are committed to working with families to resolve their disputes respectfully in a non-adversarial way outside of Court. You have two lawyers working with you instead of one working against you, while still retaining the same protections and disclosure that you have within the traditional litigation model. You can appoint other professionals to help you deal with the non-legal aspects of your matter such as financial specialists, divorce coaches, and child specialists.
Through Collaborative Divorce, you retain control over the process and the outcome rather than handing the decision-making power to a Court. It allows for a holistic approach to resolution by incorporating the expertise of non-legal professionals to support the parties non-legal needs with the overall aim to preserve the relationship between the parties after separation or divorce.