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Using Collaborative Law To Protect Children’s Best Interests

For most parents, the primary concern during divorce is the well-being of the children and their ability to maintain a close relationship with the children after the divorce. This can create overwhelming anxiety for many parents, placing additional strain on an already emotional and draining situation.

Collaborative law provides a way for parents to work together to reach an agreement that is in the best interests of the children. By negotiating and compromising together to reach this agreement, parents start to lay a framework of cooperation and respect as separated parents who must still work together to raise their children.

Minimizing Contention And Reducing Stress To Children
During Divorce

At Nathens, Siegel LLP, we provide parents with the collaborative options they need to reach a mutually agreed-upon resolution that is in the best interests of their children. Our lawyers will walk you through this process and explain all options. We also make sure, however, that your parental rights and your relationship with your children are fully protected in the final agreement.

The lack of contention and stress also makes the divorce as easy as possible for the children, helping them transition in a healthy manner.

The Benefits Of Collaborative Law

Collaborative law allows parents to sit down with their lawyers present to work together toward an agreed-upon resolution. Collaborative law lawyers are experienced in keeping all negotiations and discussions pointed to an efficient and agreed-upon resolution — and one that is in the best interests of the children.

This usually results in the spouses reaching an agreement as efficiently and reasonably as possible while also preserving the respect that remains between them. This is invaluable as they must now transition into working together post-marriage to make decisions for their children.

Explore Your Options In Collaborative Law

If you are seeking to resolve your marriage in a way that protects your children, our lawyers can help. Call us at (416) 222-6980 ext. 2900 or email us to set up a reduced-rate initial consultation at our North York or Mississauga office.