The collaborative family law process is a relatively new way of dealing with family disputes that aims to minimise the pain and conflict which can often result.
In collaborative law, a couple’s key decisions about the future are made together - face to face - with the support of specially trained solicitors, rather than by a stranger in a court room.
Each person appoints their own lawyer but instead of conducting negotiations by letter or phone between the lawyers, you and your partner and your respective lawyers all meet to work things out together.
Divorcing or separating couples work together with the support of their collaborative lawyers in order to resolve their differences, without the need for expensive and emotionally damaging court proceedings.
Samantha Cook of C & C Family Law is one of 14 specially trained lawyers in Plymouth who can offer this process to clients through the Plymouth Collaborative Family Law group - known as PlymPod.