Sherman Law LLP

Collaborative Family Law


Our team of highly skilled Kitchener family law lawyers has the specialized training to assist spouses who are seeking to resolve all of the issues arising from a separation in a non-adversarial environment. The process of collaborative family law is based on principles of good faith, honesty, integrity, cooperation, and full disclosure.

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A collaborative family law approach allows for separating spouses to avoid the hostility and expense that are often the result of litigating matters through the court by focusing on working together to achieve a favourable and fair settlement. Parties entering into this method of dispute resolution mutually agree by way of an agreement not to enter into litigation proceedings. By taking this approach to conflict resolution, you and your spouse become engaged and active participants in the process. You will work together with our team of highly skilled Kitchener family law lawyers to achieve resolution of your dispute that best represent your wishes and beliefs, and the best interests of your children, with the goal of entering into a full and final comprehensive separation agreement.

The collaborative family law process uses Harvard University’s “interest-based negotiations” as opposed to other processes that use positional bargaining. In collaborative family law, you are encouraged to select a neutral financial adviser who will perform the valuations on behalf of you and your spouse in an unbiased manner, saving you the stress and cost of multiple valuations.

Collaborative family law is gaining in popularity to such an extent that the Canadian federal government has proposed amendments to the Divorce Act to include an obligation on the part of family law lawyers to advise their clients of the possible use of collaborative negotiations.

Do you want to learn more about collaborative family law?

For over 40 years, clients have trusted in our ability to explain their rights and obligations in a separation or a divorce. We are confident that you will appreciate our professional and personalized service. We invite you to browse our website and read the positive things others have to say about us. To benefit from our knowledge and experience with respect to the collaborative family law as part of your separation or divorce, please contact 519-884-0034 or send us an email. Many of our clients are referred to us by former and current clients, as well as by lawyers, accountants, and financial advisors. We serve clients in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph and surrounding areas.

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Aubrey J.  Sherman

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