Divorce is scary for kids

Divorce is scary for kids.

We help you keep them safe
through non-confrontational separations.

2 kids on swings

Let your kids be kids.

Our lawyers are trained to bring a
non-combative solution to couple separation.

We specialize in resolving family separations with mutual respect and dignity.

What is Collaborative Family Law?

Collaborative Family Law is a process that helps couples bring their relationship to a peaceful and equitable conclusion without resorting to the court system.

Our Approach

Collaborative Family Law addresses the practical and emotional aspects of ending a relationship through the related fields of law, finance, and family counselling. We take a holistic approach that considers all aspects of separation.

Non-combative Solutions

The Collaborative Family Law concept was designed as an alternative to adversarial litigation that forces non-combative couples into confrontation. We believe a legal system based on conflict with “winners” and “losers” is unnecessary and unproductive for many separating couples.

Specially trained professional team

Collaborative Family Law allows spouses to choose their own legal counsel, with the option of integrating financial and family counselling professionals into the team. Every member of the Kingston Collaborative Family Lawyers that works as part of a negotiating team is specially trained and certified in collaborative negotiations. Our lawyers and the other professionals that assist work together to help separating couples maintain productive discussions in a safe and cooperative environment.

Related services

In addition to legal advice our lawyers have at hand references to individual counsellors, coaches, parenting coordinators, appraisers, business valuators, insurance specialists, mortgage brokers, and real estate agents. These related professionals understand the goals of Collaborative Family Law and the principles of our group. So if the negotiating team needs some special expertise or individual professional assistance, our lawyers can recommend someone to meet these needs. have the resources to meet those needs.

A proven process that works for families

Kingston Family Collaborative Lawyers was created by groups of lawyers, family relations specialists, and financial analysts to offer separating couples a better process for resolving legal, financial, and parenting issues. Collaborative Practice has been embraced internationally as a better way to negotiate a separation agreement without the stress and conflict of traditional litigation.

The Collaborative Family Law Process is a customized, affordable alternative to litigation and mediation that provides the essential tools for separating couples. We offer a non-confrontational, cooperative, and efficient process that meets the needs of your family — especially if you will be co-parenting children. If you and your spouse want to separate without malice, please explore our website to see if this process is right for you.

Choose your team from our roster

Kingston Collaborative Family Law offers you a roster of experienced and specially trained collaborative lawyers, financial professionals and family relations counsellors, as well as related services. We help bring your separation to a dignified resolution so you, your spouse, and your family can move forward to enjoy a productive and satisfying future.

You are welcome to send questions and comments to any of the professionals on our member list.