A client recently contacted me to say that her mother needed a power of attorney. After asking some questions it became clear that it would not be possible for a power of attorney to be prepared on this occasion because mother had advanced dementia so was...
The Collaborative Law process is still a relatively new process which enables a couple to deal with the issues that arise when a relationship breaks down by having roundtable meetings with their specially trained Collaborative Lawyers. As part of the Collaborative Law process there is a shared commitment by the couple and their Collaborative Lawyers to reach an agreement without going to Court.
The collaborative process involves informal discussions and joint meetings where you, your partner and both of your collaborative lawyers are present. Where there are children involved, the parties commit to focussing on the needs of the children.
The Collaborative process is completely confidential and allows you and your partner to have control of the process. It can also be quicker and more cost effective than the traditional court process as you set the timetable.
Mahie Abey and Caroline Bourn are both specialist collaborative lawyers and would be very pleased to discuss the collaborative law process with you further.