Introduction to Ontario Collaborative Divorce: Resolving Issues in a Respectful and Cooperative Manner
Collaborative Divorce Collaborative Family Law is an alternative to the adversarial nature of the court process. It requires both parties to enter into the process voluntarily. They commit to resolving their issues in a respectful and cooperative manner and to avoid adversarial proceedings, with the help of their lawyers to guide them in the process. […]
Mediation? Arbitration? Collaborative Divorce? What is the Difference? Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms are an efficient and increasingly popular way to resolve some Family Law disputes without having to resort to full-blown litigation. Since they all involve settlement of issues outside the realm of the traditional justice system, they tend to be more expedient and […]
“Runaway Train: Using Collaborative Practice to Derail High Conflict Court Cases” High conflict court cases that never seem to end. We have all heard, experienced and lived them. How can we use collaborative practice (CP) to address and redress the problems of high conflict family court litigation? Is it possible? Why would anyone try? Many […]
In a regular divorce case, parties often rely upon the court system and judges to resolve their disputes. Unfortunately, many people often come to view each other as adversaries, and court cases may become a battleground. The resulting conflicts take an immense toll on emotions—especially the children’s.
Collaborative Practice is by definition a non-adversarial approach. Collaborative Practice lawyers pledge in writing not to go to court. They negotiate in good faith, and work together to achieve mutual settlement outside the courts. Collaborative Practice is designed to ease the emotional strains of a breakup, and foster the well-being of children.
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