Collaborative family law is a process where everyone agrees to work together (to collaborate) to create acceptable solutions that work well for both parties, and without going to court. In the collaborative approach:
What is Collaborative Family Law?
- Both parties agree to stay out of court
- The emphasis is on creating solutions that address the values and goals of both parties and their children
- The sole objective is to reach an efficient, fair, comprehensive settlement of all issues.
We are a group of independent lawyers and helping professionals who, although not in partnership, work together in cases that are suitable for the collaborative process and without going to court.
Rosemarie Muto commenced legal practice in Calgary, Alberta, with a general practice law firm. She then gained experience with the Provincial Government of Alberta as counsel for the Ministry of Children and Family Services and with the Municipality of Calgary as counsel for By-Law Services. This well-rounded experience has given her an understanding of several practice areas, with an intense focus on court experience as a litigator. Since moving to the Okanagan and commencing practice in 2009 she has focused primarily on litigation, family divorce and relationship breakdown matters.
Having become an accredited mediator through the Law Society of British Columbia, she has now shifted her focus away from litigation to mediation.