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Collaborative Practice

Collaborative Practice Lawyers in Ontario

Collaborative practice offers a cooperative approach to resolving family law disputes outside of court. At INB Family Law LLP, we understand the value of collaborative solutions in promoting amicable resolutions and preserving relationships. Our experienced collaborative lawyers provide personalized representation to facilitate constructive dialogue and achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.

Understanding Collaborative Practice

Collaborative practice is a voluntary process in which separating or divorcing couples work together with trained professionals to resolve their disputes in a respectful and cooperative manner. The process involves open communication, transparent disclosure, and a commitment to finding creative solutions that meet the needs of both parties and their children. Our knowledgeable lawyers provide guidance on the collaborative process, its benefits, and its potential outcomes.

Key Elements of Collaborative Practice

Collaborative practice typically involves the following key elements:

Voluntary Participation:

Both parties voluntarily agree to participate in the collaborative process and commit to reaching a mutually acceptable resolution.

Team Approach:

Each party is represented by a collaborative lawyer, and additional professionals, such as financial advisors or family counselors, may be involved to provide support and expertise.

Interest-Based Negotiation:

Parties focus on identifying their underlying interests and needs rather than positions, allowing for creative problem-solving and win-win solutions.


Discussions and negotiations within the collaborative process are confidential, fostering trust and open communication between the parties.

No Court Intervention:

The parties agree not to litigate their dispute in court, avoiding the adversarial nature of traditional litigation and maintaining control over the outcome.

Our lawyers guide clients through the collaborative process, helping them understand their rights and responsibilities and facilitating constructive dialogue with the other party.

Benefits of Collaborative Practice

Collaborative practice offers numerous benefits for separating or divorcing couples, including:

  • Control: Parties maintain control over the process and the outcome, rather than relying on a judge to make decisions for them.
  • Privacy: Discussions and negotiations are private and confidential, protecting sensitive information from public disclosure.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: Collaborative practice can be more cost-effective than traditional litigation, as parties share the costs of neutral professionals and avoid lengthy court battles.
  • Preservation of Relationships: The collaborative process fosters open communication and cooperation, helping to preserve relationships between parties, especially when children are involved.
  • Creative Solutions: Parties have the opportunity to craft creative solutions that address their unique needs and priorities, rather than relying on standard legal remedies.

Our lawyers advocate for the benefits of collaborative practice and assist clients in navigating the process effectively to achieve favorable outcomes.

When Collaborative Practice May Not Be Appropriate

While collaborative practice can be effective in many cases, it may not be suitable for all situations. Collaborative practice may not be appropriate if:

  • There is a history of domestic violence or coercion between the parties.
  • One or both parties are unwilling to engage in open and honest communication.
  • The parties are unable to agree on the collaborative process's terms or objectives.

In such cases, traditional litigation or alternative dispute resolution methods may be more suitable options. Our lawyers provide guidance on the best approach for resolving family law disputes based on each client's unique circumstances.

Why Choose INB Family Law for Collaborative Practice

Choosing the right legal representation is crucial in collaborative practice matters. At INB Family Law LLP, we offer personalized attention and expert guidance to help clients achieve amicable resolutions through collaborative practice. With our dedicated lawyers by your side, you can trust that your interests will be represented effectively, and your goals will be pursued with integrity and professionalism.


  • I reached out to Nafisa regarding an urgent, stressful situation and she was more than happy to help. She was highly responsive and attentive to detail. Her promptness allowed me to submit my documents as quickly as possible. Very grateful for her kindness and quality assistance!
    Cristina Sgrignuoli
  • Worked with Adam on a very challenging case. He was professional, empathetic and made great suggestions. Communicated well and responded in timely matters. We came to an amicable conclusion to a case that was the 1% worst scenario that could have occurred to anybody. Moving on to a happier life and very glad to have Adam on my side.
    Bradford Soles
  • Jason, Mariette and their team are extremely helpful with my husband's case and navigated the tricky family court web with ease. We wouldn't have been able to do it without them, and they have billed us extremely fairly. If you want a team that will stand behind you and with you, INB Family Law is the place to go.
    Andrea Nikolic

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