rhw are now able to offer the “collaborative” method of resolving family law disputes. This method is focused on the parties’ needs and resolving the dispute in the most amicable way possible, with the parties taking an active part in the process.
What is collaborative law?
Both parties have their own solicitor but are committed to resolving matters outside of Court. Instead of correspondence, which can lead to intentions being misunderstood; negotiations and discussions are held through meetings with all parties, for clarity the parties and their respective lawyers are present. The meetings are client-led and focus on what is important to you.
Key factors of collaborative law:
- Open and honest process; and
- Parties (both solicitors and both parties) are encouraged to work as a team rather than “opposing parties” ; and
- Client led; and
- Focused on the outcome throughout and how you want your relationship to look in the future and what is important to you; and
- The pace is set by the parties, not the lawyers or the Court; and
- Often cheaper than the Court process .