News Release: Changing the Dialogue of Divorce

From Collaborative Practice Ottawa: Balance the Interests of your Family and Preserve your Assets

(Ottawa, Ontario) Today, Collaborative Practice Ottawa is providing advice on proactive steps a couple can take to protect their families and assets while going through a divorce.

Collaborative Practice Ottawa is a coalition of lawyers, financial professionals and family relations counselors who work together with couples to bring a respectful, balanced and equitable conclusion to their relationship without resorting to the court system.

When faced with the challenges of divorce, couples traditionally feel overwhelmed and underprepared. For many, it is also a time of anger, confusion, frustration and betrayal. Some may feel inclined to pursue an aggressive legal route which can lead to a long, drawn out battle between the partners resulting in loss of assets and family destruction.

“Collaborative Family Law was designed as an alternative to adversarial litigation that forces non-combative couples into a confrontational process,” said James Jeffcott, President Collaborative Practice Ottawa. “Parties will benefit from an equitable resolution. This process minimizes conflicts as there is a defined process in place which results in a balancing of interests between the parties.”

Collaborative Practice Professionals believe in negotiations based on respect, where there are no winners or losers. They believe that all disputes can be resolved with each party feeling satisfied with both the outcome and how it was reached.

Collaborative Practice is a customized, affordable alternative to litigation and mediation. It provides essential tools separating couples need to have an amicable divorce. Collaborative Practice Professionals offer a non-confrontational, cooperative, and efficient process that meets the needs of families — especially those co-parenting children

“By selecting a collaborative practice professional you can resolve the issues arising from your separation with mutual respect,” concluded Jeffcott.

Collaborative Practice Ottawa is a coalition of lawyers, financial professionals and family relations counselors who work together with couples to bring a peaceful and equitable conclusion to their relationship without resorting to the court system. They represent over ninety Collaborative Practice Professionals in Ottawa.

For more information, please contact:
Emily Reid, public relations
Telephone: 613.233.8906, Cell: 613-796-4708, E-mail: emily@impactcanada.com

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