The collaborative family law process is a contemporary and extremely effective method of dealing with a whole array of family difficulties.
Rather than Solicitors conducting negotiations by letter and telephone in what can feel be a confrontational way, the collaborative law process involves face to face meetings between you, your partner and your Solicitors.
These are known as Four-Way Meetings. Rayma Collins and Naomi Hayward are trained collaborative lawyers. For further information about collaborative law and divorce speak to a member of the team.
The overriding aim of the collaborative law process is to resolve family disputes in a fair and equitable way without the necessity of going to Court.
You and your partner will need to have a shared commitment to avoid litigation. The success of the process depends upon both parties acting in good faith and being honest and open in their dealings with each other.
It also requires you to be able to see the other person’s point of view.
Collaborative law has taken family law by storm since its inception in the 1980s in the US and move across the Atlantic in 2003. Specific training in collaborative law is required before being able to offer this increasingly popular service to clients.
Rayma Collins and Naomi Hayward are highly respected by their clients and peers because of their professional and thoughtful approach. Both Rayma and Naomi are members of Resolution, a national organisation of family lawyers committed to non- confrontational divorce, separation and other family problems.