A brief history of Collaborative Family Law
In the early 1990s in the United States, there was a growing dissatisfaction with the obvious shortcomings of adversarial litigation (court action) as a way of helping families resolve their disputes. A senior family lawyer practicing in Minneapolis was inspired to formulate a new paradigm called collaborative law.
Lawyers have learned about this new way of practising family law and the model has spread across the United States.
Collaborative family law has now reached Canada, and a group of individual lawyers in the Okanagan is committed to this new concept.
The Okanagan Collaborative Family Law Group is 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.