Need support after separation from a team of professionals?
Collaborative Practice helps you:
- plan for your futures
- focus on family and personal well-being
- agree to stay out of court and to negotiate respectfully
- jointly make choices about how to share your property and children’s care consistent with your values and goals
- control the process and choose the outcomes
What do Collaborative Professionals do?
I am a Collaborative Practice Coach. The Coach is an impartial facilitator and steward of the process, assisting you both and your lawyers and to efficiently use the collaborative process and optimise your contributions to it.
This is an interdisciplinary process where you will sometimes benefit from the expertise of other collaboratively trained professionals like accountants, financial advisers or child consultants, if you choose.
The Collaborative Process
The collaborative practice process usually looks like this. There are generally three five-way meetings (ie involving five people: the couple, their lawyers and the coach). You may with your lawyers before and after these meetings, and sometimes with other professionals.
The length of time of a collaborative practice process depends on the number and complexity of the decisions you need to make, and your readiness to make choices.