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Dispute resolution options in the post-COVID-19 world:

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Meetings like this may not be possible now but using technology means we can still help.

I went home from work one night, in March 2020, as per usual leaving my to-do list for the next day on my desk.  The next day included the expected set of tasks in my work as a mediator, settlement professional, and lawyer which included calls with clients, settlement meetings, drafting documents etc.

But the next day was not business as usual and my list and expectations went out the window.

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What is collaborative family law?

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What is collaborative family law?
In the collaborative process, lawyers are specially trained to remain focused on settlement.

Collaborative family law has grown in popularity over the last 25 years and has been embraced by family law practitioners to varying degrees. The collaborative family law movement began in the Western American states and was later adopted in British Columbia as one of the first provinces in Canada to embrace a shift in family law towards alternative forms of dispute resolution. Since that time, many lawyers across the country have embraced a transition to the collaborative process, perhaps in light of the fact that most family law cases settle before they reach the adjudication phase of litigation.

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Collaborative Law: A cost effective alternative to court

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Collaborative Law is an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process used to resolve Family Law Matters without going to court. Couples who are separating or divorcing can resolve issues such as parenting, income sharing, and property division, by using the techniques of collaborative law. Matters are resolved without the use of a decision maker, such as a judge or an arbitrator. It is a voluntary process in which the separating spouses reach an agreement which is then documented in a binding Separation Agreement.

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