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.
Simone is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and Chartered Business Valuator (CBV). She specializes in business valuation and litigation support related to matrimonial and other shareholder disputes. She is the Chair of the Executive of the Okanagan Collaborative Family Law Group and has been a member of the group for eight years. Simone also practices in the area of corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Grant Thornton LLP in Kelowna, she worked at Deloitte & Touche LLP in Toronto, as an auditor and business valuator.