Collaborative Law is a new process in which lawyers support their clients in negotiating their own resolution to family law issues. Settlement is achieved through a series of meetings between the parties and their lawyers. In this process, the parties promise not to go to court and to treat each other with respect and honesty. If one party insists on going to court or is not being honest, his/her lawyer must resign. This gives lawyers an incentive to help the parties arrive at a fair settlement.
For information on collaborative law in Ottawa, visit http://www.collaborativepracticeottawa.ca and feel free to contact us to discuss whether collaborative law is right for you.