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.
Ron is a lawyer practicing in Kelowna, British Columbia in the area of family, employment and personal injury law. After graduating from the University of British Columbia, Ron was called to the Bar in 1975, and worked for the first two years of his practice as a staff lawyer for the Legal Services Society.
Ron took his first mediation course in 1985 and started doing family law mediation after that time. Since that time he has built an extensive mediation practice in the area of personal injury, family and civil disputes.