Our Mission

signing an agreementCollaborative divorce or collaborative family law is a new approach to Separation and Divorce which protects the dignity, integrity and long term best interests of your family.

Our Mission is...

To work together as a community of professionals using and developing collaborative family law to promote respectful resolution of conflict for partners and families.

Code of Conduct

Every member of Central Sydney Collaborative Forum agrees to:

  • lawyersConduct matters in a constructive and non-confrontational way
  • Avoid the use of inflammatory language, both written and spoken
  • Retain professional objectivity and respect for everyone involved
  • Take into account the long term consequences of actions and communications as well as the short term effects
  • Emphasise to clients the importance of being open and honest in all dealings
  • Make clients aware of the benefits of behaving in a civilised way
  • Keep financial aspects separate from those related to children
  • Encourage clients to put the best interests of the children first
  • Ensure that consideration is given to balancing the benefits of any steps against the likely costs, whether financial or emotional

Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice

The Collaborative Practice Process

ABC Interview: Nicer Ways To Break Up with Sue Abrams and Bernie Bolger

Note: Discussion on collaborative practice starts at 16.52