It's difficult to make good life-changing decisions that affect you and your family when you are in the middle of a relationship breakdown.
Divorce is too often a highly confrontational legal battle with little regard for the needs of children, leading to a win/lose mentality, loss of financial strength and no emotional safety.
Separation and divorce are more than a legal event, and OUR PROFESSIONAL NETWORK recognizes the difficulties and opportunities of your situation. At NSCL, our specialists in law, finance, personal transition and child development create a safe environment where our goal is positive solutions for all participants. We listen well to your goals and concerns, and give your family the information you need. Our support will help you make good choices that help you care for yourself and your family.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF COLLABORATIVE FAMILY LAW
In the early 1990s in the United States, there was a growing dissatisfaction with the obvious shortcomings of adversarial litigation (court action) as a way of helping families resolve their disputes. A senior family lawyer practising in Minneapolis was inspired to formulate a new paradign called collaborative law.
Lawyers have learned about this new way of practising family law, and the model has spread across the United States. Collaborative family law has reached Canada. We are a group of collaborative professionals serving the North Shore of Vancouver, B.C., who are committed to this new concept.
We are a group of independent professionals who, although not in formal partnership, work together in cases that are suitable for the collaborative process - and without going to court.
WHO IS SUITED FOR THE COLLABORATIVE MODEL?
- Those couples who are willing to negotiate.
- Those couples who are open to creative and individual solutions.
- Those couples who want to minimize the uncertainty and hurt of uncoupling for themselves, each other, and their children.