Date: AUG 06, 2015
Since the introduction of collaborative family law in Australia in 2006, the practice has been steadily growing in popularity with couples who prefer to take a non-adversarial approach to divorce and separation.
It seems that now, in 2015, collaborative law is gaining even more momentum with a session dedicated exclusively to the issue of collaborative practice at the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts conference in August and a "National Conversation" on Collaborative Law scheduled to take place in Melbourne in September.
A Multi-Disciplinary Approach
The main focus of the collaborative approach is on the ability of a couple to reach an agreement concerning their individual situation themselves, while utilising the assistance of experts in various fields as required.
Financial advisers, counsellors, child specialists, lawyers and divorce coaches are often called upon to provide advice, expert opinion and guidance through the negotiation process. This multi-disciplinary approach equips couples with the information, knowledge and support required to resolve their disputes fairly and without the intervention of a court.
For Greater Sydney Collaborative Family Lawyers, this increased interest in, and awareness of, the collaborative practice highlights the fact that by using this approach separating couples can gain many benefits. Some of these will include:
To find out whether your situation is suitable for the collaborative approach, contact one of our experienced professionals today.Back to Latest News List