Collaborative law is an out-of-court option to resolve any disputes that may arise when separating.
Negotiations are held between your solicitor and your spouse's solicitor to deal with issues such as finances, property or arrangements for children.
Negotiations can be carried out by letter, telephone or even face-to-face between the couple and their independent legal representatives.
The negotiations are private and will be finalised with a document created by the lawyers that details what has been agreed.
A divorce process through collaborative law can be significantly cheaper and less stressful than going to court.
The collaborative process is also voluntary and if you feel it's not working or it's not for you, you can withdraw at any time.