Collaborative Practice

3 Benefits of Collaborative Practice (Part 1)

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Written by Russell Alexander ria@russellalexander.com / (905) 655-6335

What is collaborative practice?

Collaborative Practice is a customized process to help separating couples divide their assets, restructure their family, and plan for their future.

3 Benefits of Collaborative Practice

1. Effective court alternative

The collaborative process is an effective court alternative that allows separating couples the opportunity to make their own decisions and negotiations with the help of their legal teams outside of the court system. Going to court can result in an order that neither party would have chosen. The collaborative process allows both parties to separate amicably while focusing on their goals and interests to achieve the best possible outcome for themselves and their children.

2. Private concierge process

Court cases are documented, referenced, and available to the general public. Getting divorced outside of court may also keep your matter private.

3. Goes beyond the legal model

The traditional legal model can prolong the decision-making process for both parties, often times resulting in uncertainty and frustration. Collaborative practice allows parties to proceed with decision-making peacefully and amicably and sooner begin to move forward.

Learn More About Collaborative Practice

Visit the Introduction to Ontario Collaborative Divorce: Resolving Issues in a Respectful and Cooperative Manner to learn more about collaborative practice.

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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.