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Collaborative law

Collaborative law

Collaborative law is a system developed (originally) by Stu Webb in Minnesota in the late 1980s. The system is designed to save costs and delay by aligning the interests of parties and lawyers and by minimising scope for unrealistic expectations and reducing court involvement. In its basic form, it is a contract involving both parties and both lawyers that requires both lawyers to withdraw from the matter if either party involves the court (except for the filing of a consent order or equivalent).

While it is now a little out-of-date, Stu Webb’s original book, The Collaborative Way to Divorce, remains a very useful reference.