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

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Divorce and Collaborative Practice

Divorce and collaborative practice are two topics that can be closely related and can have a significant impact on those involved. Divorce is the legal dissolution of a marriage, and it can be a difficult and painful process. Collaborative practice, on the other hand, is a method of resolving disputes outside of the traditional court system.

In a collaborative practice, both parties in a divorce agree to work together in good faith to reach a mutually acceptable resolution. This process typically involves the use of a team of professionals, including lawyers, financial experts, and therapists, who work together to help the couple come to an agreement on issues such as child custody, property division, and alimony.

One of the key benefits of collaborative practice is that it allows the parties to maintain control over the outcome of their divorce. In a traditional court-based divorce, the judge has the final say on important decisions, and the parties may not be satisfied with the outcome. In a collaborative practice, the parties have the opportunity to reach an agreement that works for both of them, without the need for a judge to make the final decision.

Another benefit of collaborative practice is that it can be less expensive and less time-consuming than a traditional court-based divorce. Because the parties are working together to reach an agreement, the process can be more efficient, and it can avoid the need for costly and time-consuming court battles.

If you are considering a divorce, it is important to understand all of your options, including collaborative practice. Collaborative practice can be a great option for couples who are committed to working together to reach a mutually acceptable resolution. It can provide a more cost-effective and efficient alternative to a traditional court-based divorce, and it can help the parties maintain control over the outcome of their case.

In conclusion, divorce and collaborative practice are complex and sensitive topics that can have a significant impact on those involved. Collaborative practice can be a great option for couples who are committed to working together to reach a mutually acceptable resolution, and it can provide a more cost-effective and efficient alternative to a traditional court-based divorce.

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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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