Since the first lockdown, delays in court proceedings have increased. The collaborative process can help you and your ex reach agreement without going to court.
Each person appoints their own collaboratively trained solicitor and you and your respective solicitors all meet together to work things out face to face. Both of you will have your solicitor by your side throughout the process and so you will have their support and legal advice as you go.
Besides your solicitor, if you need specialist help regarding financial services, tax, parenting, communication or emotional support, you will have the opportunity to work with an independent financial adviser, a family consultant, a child specialist or an accountant, who will provide you with specialist help if and when you need it. All these professionals will collectively make up your collaborative team.
You and your team sign an agreement that commits you to trying to resolve the issues without going to court and prevents them from representing you in court if the collaborative process breaks down. This means that everyone is absolutely committed to finding the best solutions by agreement, rather than through court proceedings.