What is collaborative family law?

Collaborative family law provides a way of resolving the family and financial issues surrounding separation or divorce without going to court.
It puts you firmly in control, and allows you to work together with your ex and your respective lawyers to reach the agreements that are right for you and your family. 
It’s not a new thing - in fact it’s been available in the UK for over ten years - but a lot of people simply aren’t aware of it, and believe that if you split up with your husband, wife or partner, there is no alternative but to go through the courts to work things out.
Collaborative family lawyers are committed to helping you reach agreement, and will sign that if the process breaks down they cannot represent you in court. This ensures that they remain focused on helping you reach agreements that work for you.