The collaborative process can be used to facilitate a broad range of other family issues, including disputes between parents and the drawing up of pre and post-marital contracts. The traditional method of drawing up pre-marital contracts is oppositional and many couples prefer to begin their married life on a better footing, where documents are drawn up consensually and together.
Benefits of Collaborative Law
Although not practised at all law firms, collaborative law can be a very effective approach to resolving family disputes. Each party agrees to enter into the collaborative law process and signs an agreement that they will not go to court to resolve their dispute. In the event of the agreement breaking down then this will disqualify their respective lawyer’s right to represent either party in any future family related litigation.