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Submitted Courtesy of Barb MacLellan, Fall River Law Office, Fall River
In an interesting article written by Nathalie Boutet published by the Ontario Bar Association, she analyses the results of a survey by the by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
The survey showed that
Boutet goes on to state that ” [she] know[s] of no other family law process that receives such a high degree of effectiveness and client satisfaction.
While the majority of separating families could successfully resolve their separation using Collaborative negotiations, there are nonetheless some cases that are not suited for any type of out-of-court negotiation, not just Collaborative negotiation, and are more likely to end up in front of a judge. ”
The Participation Agreement includes a commitment not to begin a court proceeding.
Collaborative family law respects relationships.
Collaborative family law safeguards participants’ privacy, because proceedings are not public record.
Collaborative family law gives participants control over the pace of their process.