Collaborative Divorce


Collaborative divorce is a non-adversarial negotiating process, usually characterized by a series of meetings between the parties and their lawyers (and sometimes outside professionals for support and assistance), with a commitment to the following:


  • Negotiating the dissolution of your marriage in an atmosphere of honesty, co-operation, integrity and professionalism geared toward your future well-being and the well-being of your family;
  • Giving full, honest and open disclosure of all relevant information, whether requested or not;
  • Protecting the privacy, respect and dignity of all involved;
  • Maintaining a high standard of integrity and specifically will not take advantage of your spouse, and will not take advantage of the miscalculations or inadvertent mistakes of others, and
  • No contested court applications.


A Registered Collaborative Family Law Lawyer has special training in the Harvard Model of Interest Based Negotiation Theory (based on the Win-Win Paradigm set out in “Getting to Yes” by Roger Fisher and William Ury). They also have a minimum of 40 hours of Family Mediation Training.

For more information about this option speak to your lawyer as many at Moe Hannah are formally trained in this approach.



Get in touch to see if the collaborative approach is right for you.