What is Collaborative Family Law?
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:
- 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.
As a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors, Jody has met the rigorous requirements necessary to obtain membership. In addition to a baccalaureate degree she has obtained a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology. She is a registered member with the Crime Victims Assistance Program, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia and a professional member with, EMDR Canada, and EMDR International. She has tremendous appreciation for the strength and value of extratherapeutic client factors and the power of an effective therapeutic working alliance.