Wednesday August 12, 2020

Collaborative law a new and better way

The recent inaugural edition of Family Law Matters, published by the Courts Service, gives the public a greater insight into the workings of the family law courts.

24th March, 2007

It is becoming increasingly clear that the courthouse is not the place to resolve family disputes and restructure family relationships.

The adversarial system is not best suited to the complex dynamics of family law work. While a high percentage of cases settle, this is often only on the steps of the court after most of the pre-trial paperwork of claim, defence and counterclaim - and angry correspondence - has already taken its toll on the...

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