Collaborative Practice

City of Kawartha Lakes Lawyers form new Collaborative Practice Group for Divorcing Couples


City of Kawartha Lakes Lawyers form new Collaborative Practice Group for Divorcing Couples

Kawartha Haliburton Collaborative Practice is an association of Family Law Counsel, Financial Professionals, Mental Health Professionals and Mediators who work together to highlight and promote the benefits of the Collaborative Process.
The goals of the Kawartha Haliburton Collaborative Practice are to assist divorcing/ common-law spouses and other couples work towards a mutually fair and equitable end to their relationship without the acrimony, anxiety and financial cost that often accompanies litigation, and to protect the integrity and health of family relationships. The Collaborative Practice is not about winners and losers. Our Collaborative Professionals assist the clients to communicate with respect, ultimately helping them negotiate terms that leave everyone as whole as possible.

Collaborative Practice is a more personal, more private, and less contentious process. You agree to work with your spouse and your respective lawyers and other Collaborative Professionals (Financial, Family Health, Communications) to reach a mutually agreed upon settlement out of court. You agree to set goals and agendas and to work together with your respective lawyers and any other Collaborative Professionals that may be called in for expert guidance.

Collaborative Practice is ideal for parents with children, for couples who want to preserve assets and couples who want their divorce kept private because the Collaborative Practice is expressly designed to keep the couples out of court and out of the public record. In essence, it avoids (or breaks) the cycle of conflict.

To learn more about this innovative and growing approach to family law please visit the KHCP at

Or speak with one of our members listed on our website.

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About the author

Russell Alexander

Russell Alexander is the Founder & Senior Partner of Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers.