Collaborative Family Law

Collaborative Family Law is a way of practicing law where lawyers for the parties in a family law matter assist their clients in resolving conflict using cooperative strategies, rather than adversarial techniques and litigation. The emphasis of Collaborative Family Law is to achieve a satisfactory settlement in an efficient, cooperative manner.

If the parties are unable to reach a settlement using this approach, the collaborative lawyers withdraw from the case and the parties are free to retain trial lawyers to pursue their matter in court.

How do I know if I should take my case to court? What are the alternatives?

This video was made available through the Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick and Family Law NB.

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