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Collaborative Practice in the Headlines

CPNSW President Shelby Timmins spoke about the clear benefits of the collaborative process for families going through separation and divorce in today’s Australian Financial Review.

In surveying the CPNSW board who have a number of members involved in a large bulk of the collaborative practice work in Sydney, it was noted that due to extensive experience there were collaborative matters being dealt with which include complexities like drug and alcohol abuse and mental health.

Further that the vast majority of collaborative process cases are resolved in 4-5 meetings and a small fraction opt out of the collaborative process with almost all ending in a negotiated outcome which takes into account the needs and interests of the whole family.

In NSW we lead the way in including a coach in all matters to best deal with the emotion and communication involved in the collaborative process. Other collaboratively trained professionals such as financial advisors, accountants and child consultants can also make up our interdisciplinary collaborative teams. The collaborative process has the potential to be used in other areas of law such as wills and estates.

Click here for a link to the article: https://lnkd.in/g8QmDiab