What is so good about Collaborative Law?
You have the benefit of your solicitor to advise you, but the threat of Court Proceedings is removed.
You meet together with your solicitor, your ex-partner and their solicitor. The process is done in a series of four-way meetings. This can move matters forward swiftly as you can simply ask for any outstanding information or raise any queries you have without the delays of correspondence between solicitors.
The pace is set by you. If you need time to come to terms with an aspect of the separation that is fine, and equally if you are both ready to proceed to the next meeting swiftly that is also fine.
The agenda is set by you. The meetings are designed to talk about the things that matter most- the things that are most important to you and your family.
Communication continues between you and your ex-partner. A break down in communication is a major reason why some people end up making a Court Application.
The key decisions about your future are yours. They are not made by a judge and you are able to negotiate with the benefit of having your solicitor at your side.