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The collaborative process – sometimes called collaborative law – is another way of sorting out the issues that arise on separation or divorce – without going to Court.
Each of you has a collaboratively trained solicitor or barrister, who can explain the process to you in more detail.
After your first meeting with your collaborative lawyer, discussions then take place around a table with your spouse or partner and his or her collaborative lawyer. These are called four-way meetings. All the discussions and the financial disclosure is dealt with during these meetings.
Neither solicitor can act for you if you need to go to Court (except for filing divorce proceedings by agreement or a financial settlement by agreement). This helps to ensure that the discussions are kept confidential, so that you can genuinely explore what is best for you and the family, without fear of that coming out later.
Advantages of the collaborative process
Disadvantages of the collaborative process
For more information see our collaborative divorce page, as well as our video: what is collaborative law?
Roger BamberFamily Law PartnerCambridge & London