Edmonton Collaborative Divorce Lawyers
Take Control of your separation with comprehensive collaborative divorce solutions
Is Collaborative Divorce the best option for you and your family?
A collaborative divorce is a team approach to resolving family law disputes through the process of a structured meeting involving both parties and their lawyers. Because both parties commit to freely disclosing information, formal measures – such as court orders – are usually not required. With Virk Law, collaborative divorce environments are often free from threatening letters, accusatory statements, unreasonable or unrealistic positions, and malicious accusations. In collaborative resolutions, a cooperative agreement is signed in which the parties agree they will not go to court unless the collaborative process breaks down, and both parties obtain new lawyers.
Is Collaborative Divorce the right choice for you? To make this difficult time easier for you, we have compiled a comprehensive questionnaire to help you make the right decision for you and your family.
Virk Law Divorce Consultation Itinerary (75-90 Minutes)
Step 1: What is Collaborative Divorce?
The first step is gathering information about you and your partner – when were you married? For how long?
Step 2: Is Collaborative Divorce Right For Me?
The second step is ensuring that both you and your spouse are committed to the collaborative process and are willing to come to agreements in the interest of all parties involved.
Step 3: Introduction to Your Issues
Your lawyer will ask you a series of questions: why are you getting divorced? Why are you considering collaborative divorce? Are children a part of the discussion?
Step 4: You Explain Your Side
You will have the opportunity to explain your reasons for wanting a divorce and the issues that are important to you going forward.
Step 5: Brief Legal Information
Your lawyer will briefly explain the law relating to child support, spousal support, and matrimonial property.
Step 6: Documents are Provided
Your lawyer will provide you with documents regarding the collaborative process to share with your spouse
Step 7: A Plan Forward is Established
Your lawyer will explain the first steps to advance the collaborative process
Our Lawyers on the benefits of Collaborative Divorce
“Utilizing Collaborative family law allows parties to enter a voluntary process with their lawyers that are cooperative in nature which focuses on common interests and understanding concerns. This allows the parties to find a solution that both parties find acceptable and cost-effective.”
“The Collaborative divorce process is structured around interest-based negotiation and finding solutions that meet the interests of both parties.”
“Collaborative divorce is a great option for couples who want to make the well-being of their children the first priority.”