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Collaborative Family Law Firm with Offices in Toronto, Barrie, Mississauga, Aurora & Scarborough

Gelman & Associates is your collaborative family law firm

Every lawyer at Gelman & Associates is prepared and experienced when it comes to assisting clients with all matters related to family law. In addition, we have a number of lawyers who are specifically trained and certified to practice Collaborative Family Law.

The Lawyer’s Role In The Collaborative Process

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What is Collaborative Family Law Process?

Divorce often conjures up images of nasty disputes between both parties. The Collaborative process, however, is a team approach to resolving legal issues.  Both spouses each engage a collaboratively trained lawyer and work together through a series of four-way meetings to arrive at a mutually satisfactory Separation Agreement.

Promoting constructive dialogue between couples in order to achieve their desired outcomes is a key reason that the Collaborative Lawyers’ practice has been gaining traction over the past several years.

It’s not surprising. Working together stands in sharp contrast to contested divorces which are public, time consuming, and much more expensive.

Contact Gelman & Associates to meet with a Collaborative Family Lawyer

The lawyers at Gelman & Associates trained in Collaborative Family Law are:

To book a consultation with one of our experienced Collaborative Family lawyers Ontario, please contact Gelman & Associates at (416) 736-0200 or use our contact form online.

FAQ’s COLLABORATIVE FAMILY LAW:

FAQ: COLLABORATIVE FAMILY LAW

Generally, the collaborative law process starts when both parties agree to use negotiations and mediations to settle their divorce amicably. This is done so a couple can reach a fair and equitable agreement based on realistic goals and reasonable judgment.

Collaborative law is a type of negotiation wherein the two parties with their lawyers meet face to face, together or separately, to negotiate a solution to the couple’s problems. Meanwhile, mediation is where a neutral third party aids a couple to communicate and find common ground that could solve their problems.

If you find yourself divorcing your partner, consider going for the collaborative option. This does not only cost less than a litigated divorce, but it also ensures that you part ways with your partner amicably instead of being irrevocably broken by the nature and pressures of the courtroom process.

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