Collaborative Family Law is a process for working out the legal issues involved in a separation, without going to court.
You and your spouse each retain a Collaborative Lawyer, and all four of you work together as a team to reach an agreement to resolve all the issues, such as division of property, custody and access, and/or support.
The process is very different from the traditional adversarial legal approach, where the parties battle it out through their lawyers. Collaborative Family Law (often referred to as "CFL") is a cooperative process where the emphasis is on reaching solutions that address the goals of both parties, and meet the needs of the children.
For a detailed description of the process, click on How Does the Collaborative Family Law Process Work
For a discussion of the many benefits of CFL, click on Benefits of Collaborative Family Law
The members of the Collaborative Family Law Group of Grey/Bruce are all experienced family law lawyers who have taken specialized training in negotiation skills and the collaborative family law process. To contact one of the CFL lawyers, click on Our Lawyers.