It’s a nerve wracking experience to walk into a lawyer’s office to begin the journey of sharing your intimate marital or common law history. There was no Separation 101 course available in high school and seriously, the thought of ever going through this had not crossed your mind.
After a good discussion of the different ways to proceed, you’ve chosen to handle your private family law issues using the collaborative process. Your trained family law lawyer has been retained and you’ve thoughtfully prepared the list of goals you want to achieve in the process.
The first collaborative meeting will be with you, your lawyer, your spouse and their lawyer. You will have a quick confidential briefing with your lawyer to go over any urgent issues, answer any last minute questions. The location and duration of the meeting is confirmed.