Family and Divorce Law Jargon Buster: Part 28 – Collaborative Law

July 22, 2015, By Slater Heelis

This is the next instalment in our bite size blog series in which we hope to demystify some of the legal terms, which are frequently used by family solicitors when giving legal advice and in the family courts environment.

Collaborative Law: Some lawyers are specially trained in Collaborative Law, which is a form of alternative dispute resolution. In other words, it presents an alternative to litigating a family matter through the courts. It is similar to mediation in the sense that it involves the parties sitting round a table to discuss and negotiate matters with the sole aim of reaching a settlement out of court. However, the difference is that parties will have their lawyers present.

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