Collaborative Family Law

If your relationship is breaking down, what are your greatest fears?
  • The impact on your relationship with your children?
  • A loss of control over your future?
  • Concern that if Family Lawyers are involved they will make the situation worse?
  • Decisions made by Judges who do not understand your family and apply principles you do not agree with?

If these are your main concerns, there is now an alternative to the traditional route which address these issues. Collaborative Law is about separating couples reaching their own agreements; the process is client led, and the client applies values and an agenda that is important to them.

What is Collaborative Family Law?

Rebecca Woodley is a trained Collaborative Lawyer, and Fraser Dawbarns LLP are pleased that they are able to offer this exciting service. Since qualifying in 1998, Rebecca has become increasingly concerned at the effect the current system has on separating couples. In Collaborative Law, there are no parties or Judges, and couples can set their own agendas based on what they believe is important. There is no correspondence between Solicitors which can increase arguments between couples who are trying to agree matters amicably.

How does Collaborative Law Work?

Collaborative Law operates through a number of round table meetings with the couple and the lawyers. The lawyers are not there to impose their views on the couple, but to use the wealth of their combined experience to help the couple find their own solution. With the lawyers’ help, the couple are able to make informed decisions about the family’s futures. Not only do couples find this process considerably less stressful than the traditional route, they are able to continue communicating and therefore co-parenting, leading to improved relationships between children and parents following divorce.

If you want to find out more about Collaborative Family Law, make an appointment to see Rebecca or call her on 01366 383171.