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Collaborative Family Law


$325/hour plus taxes and disbursements

Collaborative family law is a team-based approach to family dispute resolution. It's a non-adversarial and voluntary process. The parties receive the support of professionals including collaboratively trained lawyers, and where appropriate, child specialists, divorce coaches, and financial specialists. The collaborative professionals are each trained to assist participants in resolving conflict using cooperative strategies rather than adversarial techniques.

Your lawyer works collaboratively with you and the team on all issues, negotiations, and document preparation. 

Collaborative Family Law participants:

  • Sign a collaborative participation agreement;
  • Agree to negotiate an agreement without going to court;
  • Voluntarily disclose all information relevant to the family matter; and
  • Agree to use good faith efforts in their negotiations to reach a mutually acceptable settlement.

Each party must be represented by a lawyer whose representation terminates upon the undertaking of any contested court proceeding.

Schedule an Initial Consultation & Strategy Session today to find out whether Collaborative Family Law is right for you and your situation.

Joanne is a member of the Victoria Collaborative Family Separation Professionals practice group. 

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Office Locations

Victoria Office
300 - 848 Courtney Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1C4
(250) 940-3599

Vancouver Office
300 – 3665 Kingsway
Vancouver, BC V5R 5W2
(604) 968-8633

Kimberley Office
249 Wallinger Avenue
Kimberley, BC V1A 1Z2
(250) 896-5277