An Alternative Dispute Resolution Process
Separated spouses or partners can work together to resolve their legal issues outside of court with the assistance of registered collaborative lawyers.
While litigation and the court system are inherently adversarial, collaborative law specifically focuses on reducing future conflict between the parties by improving communication and problem-solving skills. Honest, good-faith negotiations and exchanges of information are a hallmark of the process. Parties and their collaborative lawyers sign a contract that they will not litigate their matter in court, and then all meetings are conducted with the intention to achieve a resolution and settlement.
Dayna Kwasney and Paula Kinoshita are members of the Collaborative Divorce Alberta Association.