Collaborative Law Conference

Collaborative Law Conference

 

Brendan Dillon and Erika Coughlan were delighted to attend a Conference hosted by the Association of Collaborative Practitioners on Friday and Saturday, 16th and 17th of September. The Conference comprised training in the area of Collaborative Law and was moderated by Californian based Collaborative Lawyer Pauline Tesler who has been providing interdisciplinary collaborative divorce services to family law clients since the early 1990s.

Collaborative family law is a relatively new concept in resolving family law disputes. However, it is an internationally proven process that has a very high success rate. It involves both parties being represented by solicitors and often with mental health coaches/therapists whose role is to assist the couple working through the issues during a series of joint meetings. Very often the parties are also assisted by an independent financial consultant.

The hallmark of collaborative family law process is trust and transparency. Trust between the parties and the professional advisors and transparency in relation to disclosure.

It offers couples the opportunity to work through their family law difficulties with dignity and fairness and is particularly important in ensuring the impact of the separation/divorce onto their children is minimised to the greatest extent.

If you are separating and would like to resolve your marital difficulties in a safe and respectful fashion with your spouse assisted by experienced professionals do not hesitate to contact us on 01 2960 666 or info@dillon.ie for further information.