Why Choose It?

The possibility of resolving issues on the breakdown of your relationship through the collaborative process may appeal to you and your partner for a number of reasons.

  • Collaborative law can enable you and your partner to retain a level of communication which could be important where you will need to retain contact in the future, for example in relation to your children.
  • If you would like to resolve matters directly with your partner but don’t have the confidence, or feel you have the necessary ‘know-how’, Collaborative law enables you to negotiate face-to-face but with the security of having your solicitor present.
  • The environment within which the Collaborative process takes place is non-aggressive, so ideal if you want to end your relationship with the minimum of conflict.
  • Collaborative law offers you the opportunity of being active in resolving the issues between you and your partner and can give you a sense of control over your future.
  • Collaborative cases are often resolved more quickly than those dealt with by more traditional means and can be less costly than proceeding through the court system.