Collaborative Practice FAQs

Will a Collaborative Divorce treat me fairly in financial terms?

Collaborative Divorce uses the same system of financial disclosure as a regular divorce. Documents are drafted just as thoroughly and carefully in a Collaborative Divorce as in any regular settlement or family matter. Collaborative lawyers will still let you know what the law says about your property and support issues.

The difference is that Collaborative lawyers will encourage you to focus on finding a solution that feels fair to you and your spouse, rather than a solution which a politician or judge thinks is fair. In this way parties are often much more satisfied by the outcome of their divorce then they would be after paying a lawyer to speak in front of a judge who tells them what he or she thinks the outcome of your relationship should be.

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About the author

Russell Alexander

Russell Alexander is the founder of Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers and is the firm’s senior partner. At Russell Alexander, our focus is exclusively family law, offering pre-separation legal advice and assisting clients with family related issues, including: custody and access, separation agreements, child and spousal support, division of family property, paternity disputes, and enforcement of court orders. We have locations in Toronto, Markham, Whitby (Brooklin), Lindsay, and Peterborough.

For more information, visit our website, or you can call us at: 905-655-6335.