Collaborative Practice FAQs

What is Collaborative Divorce all about?

Collaborative Divorce is about cooperating to solve your problems instead of fighting about it. The idea behind the collaborative process is to look at both parties’ goals and interests and try to address those to come up with a solution that can then be brought into compliance with the law rather than for both parties to hire lawyers and begin arguing about exactly what each party is entitled to.

This can be a great solution for parties who are able to focus on finding a solution rather than enforcing their rights. Unfortunately, in many divorces there is a lot of anger and emotion which causes parties to be very focused on attempting to “beat” their spouse rather than simply working towards a resolution.

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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), Oshawa, Concord, Lindsay, and Peterborough.

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