Are you and your partner ending your relationship, but are committed to a reaching a respectful and amicable resolution on parenting or property disputes?
Let us draw on our experience to advise on how to best achieve this.
Collaborative practice is a cooperative approach taken by lawyers and clients to work together on making decisions and resolving any problems through a “round-table approach”. This respectful and fair mediation process uses collaborative strategies to protect children, fairly divide property and assets, and achieve an outcome that all parties agree with.
As family law experts, our view is that this outcome is often in the best interest of everyone involved, especially your children. As all parties sign a Contract, agreeing not to go to Court, this allows you to reach a settlement result without going through the timely, costly and emotionally-draining Court process.
Working together to discuss, understand and meet your individual needs is more financially and emotionally sensible than being stubbornly
set on a position regarding the division of your assets. A collaborative, united plan will also help your children adapt to their new
Is collaboration right for you? Not all separating couples will benefit from the collaborative family law approach. Its collaborative process may not be suitable in circumstances when one party:
Collaborative law is, however, ideal for separating couples who want to:
Our experienced solicitors answer questions and help clients with collaborative law matters in areas across Brisbane and North Brisbane suburbs including Aspley, Chermside, North Lakes, Toowong and more.
Nikolai Koolik is a trained Collaborative Lawyer and a member of Queensland Collaborative Law.
To discuss whether the Collaborative process is helpful in your unique situation and protects the interests of you and your children, please contact us.
For further information on Collaborative Law,
click the link below or watch the case example video for a clearer insight.