Collaborative Family Law (CFL) is a different approach to family law issues, like separation and divorce, than the usual adversarial method. CFL participants agree to negotiate their own agreement, with the help of specially trained lawyers and other professionals, without ever going to court.
Every Collaborative Family Law file is as unique as the participants involved because the process always considers the participants’ individual needs and concerns. CFL is a customizable process that lets participants focus on what matters most to them and their families. Because the Collaborative Family Law process does not involve the court, participants can set their own pace and time line as well.
Collaborative Family Law’s customizable approach makes it the perfect system for high conflict disputes, participants with special needs, parties dealing with a marriage or common-law relationship breakdown, or anyone looking for a tailored resolution to their family law matter.
Like any other family law matter, the costs associated depend on the time and work involved, which is always unique to the client and their situation. However, being able to set your own timelines, guide the discussions, and focus on what matters to you, can often lead to a much lower average cost than a long and difficult court case.