2. Find a collaborative family law lawyer

You and your partner each need to find a lawyer. There are many ways to find a lawyer. You can also find a collaborative family law lawyer through the Ontario Collaborative Law Federation.

Before hiring your lawyer see if they:

  • have experience dealing with cases like yours in a collaborative law process
  • listen to you
  • make you feel comfortable and not rushed
  • explain things in a way you can understand
  • answer your questions
  • give advice based on your situation
  • answer your calls within a few days
  • tell you what their fees are
  • accept a Legal Aid Certificate, if you have one
  • can work with a disability you may have
  • can speak a language you understand or help you find an interpreter, if you need one
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