Collaborative Law

Collaborative Practice

Collaborative Law: A Cooperative Approach to Resolving Legal Disputes

A collaborative law process can be a win-win for those who want to avoid court and have constructive interaction going forward. The process involves both parties and their lawyers working together to agree upon a fair solution to their child related or financial issues without going to court.

When negotiating a family law dispute, it may work in some circumstances to take a collaborative approach. However, this may not be suitable for everyone. This collaborative law method can be positive for those who have a good chance of reaching an agreement. It also benefits those wanting to avoid court, as well as maintaining reasonable relationships long after lawyers have finished.

When the process begins, all parties must instruct lawyers who are trained and accredited in Collaborative Law. Our Directors Margie and Janine, are trained collaborative lawyers. They are skilled in the processes and accredited practitioners and members of both the Northern beaches and Northern Suburbs Collaborative Practice groups.

Do not hesitate to contact De Saxe O’Neill, skilled and experienced Collaborative Lawyers for the Northern Beaches and beyond. Get in touch today on 02 9948 3820.

Our practice can assist in various situations:

Agreement Drafting

Our lawyers create the agreement, typically as Consent Orders, which are then submitted to the Court for approval.

Collaborative Divorce

A collaborative divorce or separation is an amicable alternative to court litigation. You will avoid the associated expenses, stress, and animosity.

Collaborative Property Settlement and Financial Agreements

Our lawyers will provide assistance with property settlement and financial matters. We will help you to reach a settlement agreement through the collaborative law process.

For alternative dispute resolution methods concerning crucial matters like childcare arrangements, please refer to additional information here.


  • The Law Society of NSW
  • Doyles Family Law
  • Doyles Parenting Law
  • Collaborative Professionals (NSW) inc
  • PEXA member
  • Just Fund Accredited
  • AACP

Contact Us

‘Bakery Mews’ Suite 6,
67 Wanganella Street, Balgowlah NSW 2093
Phone: 02 9948 3820