Collaborative Practice

3 Benefits of Collaborative Practice (Part 7 of 10)

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

3 Benefits of Collaborative Practice

1. Experts Used in Specific Area – Legal, Financial, Family

The collaborative team will often included two lawyers, a neutral financial professional, and a neutral family professional. These experts each work in their area of expertise to produce the highest quality of work.

2. Operate in an Environment of Trust-Rebuilding of Family Trust

The Participation Agreement of collaborative practice calls for respect and civility throughout the process. All parties are required at all times to abide by the communication guidelines that enable open and honest discussions albeit with respect. The family professional can help facilitate this happens during each meeting.

3. Allows Client to Settle Now Rather than Later with Court Process

Litigation is both long and expensive. Courts are backlogged due to the pandemic with many parties are waiting six months to a year for their first court date. This timeframe can be expensive and frustrating. During the collaborative process, parties usually schedule their first meeting within a month and often resolve their matter within that year; saving time, money, and energy for both parties involved.

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.

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