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.
Bree Hankins has extensive experience helping families resolve their family law disputes. Bree’s family law practice is dedicated to helping families minimize the emotional and financial impact of a separation.
Over the years, Bree’s work with clients going through separation and divorce has brought her to the realization that litigation truly should be the last resort. Bree firmly believes that most clients can achieve a fair resolution to their family law issue through negotiation, and other alternative dispute resolution processes like mediation, rather than through our court system. She strives to find creative solutions in order achieve the best result for her clients.
Bree works closely with a client’s professional advisers, such as financial advisers and accountants, to devise creative solutions to that particular client’s situation.