Collaborative Law is an alternative approach initiated by family lawyers to try and enable their clients to manage the divorce process in a more positive and dignified manner. The collaborative ethos seeks to minimise the financial and emotional costs which inevitably result from a relationship breakdown. Each party appoints their own collaboratively trained solicitor and negotiations are carried out at a series of face to face meetings between the parties and their solicitors. The process is designed to avoid the need for Court proceedings which can be stressful, time consuming and very costly.
For more advice on the collaborative law process and whether it would be suitable for you, please contact our specialist, Adney Payne, chair of the Good Divorce Group, Norfolk.