Some separation processes can be difficult, but it is also common for two partners to genuinely want to work cooperatively to develop a separation solution that balances everyone’s best interests.
Collaborative practice provides an integrated method of dispute resolution where you and your former partner agree that each of you, your legal representatives and other relevant advisors – such as child counsellors and financial advisors – have an equal seat at the table, to negotiate such a solution.
Collaborative practice is relatively new to Western Australia but has become popular in places such as Canada and the UK, with the approach now gathering momentum on the east coast of Australia.
How is it different from other dispute resolution processes?
Unlike mediation or arbitration, collaborative law practice does not involve a third-party to facilitate the negotiations – it is a group coming together, each with their own expertise. It also requires you and your former partner to agree – in good faith – not to go to Court and not threaten to use the Court process as a means of coercing the other to agree.
The collaborative lawyers Perth clients can rely on
We are the collaborative lawyers Perth families should consider because our practice is one of an exclusive set of law firms in Perth that is trained in collaborative practice.
Experience tells us that if used effectively the collaborative approach offers a number of long-term benefits to family units.
For more information about, please visit the Collaborative Professionals WA.