Collaborative Family Law

Collaborative Family Law is a relatively new way of finding solutions when a relationship breaks down. At its simplest, Collaborative Law helps couples reach solutions together with the help of their specially trained Collaborative solicitors in face to face meetings. Rather than dealing through your solicitors, you work with them to reach the best solutions for you and your family. Above all, you and your solicitors make a commitment that you will reach a solution without going to Court. Collaborative Law is a direct alternative to the Court process; indeed your solicitors will be disqualified from acting for you in Court on the rare occasion that the process breaks down.

What are the benefits?

You will be in control of the process and decisions without the threat of Court proceedings hanging over you.

  • It is personal to you because you talk about the things that matter most to you and your family and find solutions together.
  • It is quicker because it is not driven by a timetable imposed by the Court.
  • It is quicker because instead of conducting negotiations remotely by letter, e-mail or phone, you talk things over and work out the details face to face.
  • It is more amicable and helps you rebuild a different relationship with your ex-partner, which is especially important if you have children and need an ongoing relationship afterwards.
  • The key decisions you make about your future are yours, they are not made by a stranger in a Court room.
  • It can be much cheaper than battling through the Courts.

Nick Massey-Chase has always been committed to resolving family issues in a constructive and amicable way. Having qualified as a Collaborative Family Lawyer in 2005 as an active member of the local community of Collaboratively trained solicitors, he is able to offer clients the many benefits of the Collaborative process.

To discuss your case, please contact us using the form on this page or get in touch with Nick Massey-Chase directly. Please visit or for more information about Collaborative Law.


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