We are trained collaborative family lawyers and members of:

  • Collaborative Professionals NSW;
  • Central Sydney Collaborative Forum; and
  • The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

Collaborative practise is a voluntary process in which parties settle disputes without resort to litigation.
In Collaborative practise:

  • The parties sign a collaborative participation agreement describing the nature and scope of the matter;
  • The parties voluntarily disclose all information which is relevant and material to the issues that the parties wish to resolve;
  • The parties agree to use good faith efforts in their negotiations to reach a mutually-acceptable settlement;
  • Each party must be represented by a collaboratively-trained lawyer whose representation terminates upon the undertaking of any contested court proceeding;
  • The parties may engage mental health professionals, communication and family professionals and financial professionals whose engagement terminates upon the undertaking of any contested court proceeding; and
  • The parties may jointly engage other experts as needed.

Collaborative practise provides you and your spouse or partner with the support and guidance of your own lawyers without going to court. Additionally, collaborative practise allows you the benefit of appropriately qualified experts, including divorce coaches, child consultants and financial specialists, all working together with you on your team.

In Collaborative practise, each person, including the professionals, commits to:

  • Negotiate a mutually-acceptable resolution without having courts decide issues;
  • Maintain open communication and information sharing; and
  • Create shared solutions which acknowledge the needs of all parties to the negotiations.

We accept instructions and referrals directly from private clients and family lawyers who are collaboratively-trained in relation to a broad range of family law matters, including financial settlements involving significant private and business assets, complex financial arrangements, trust structures and offshore property