Collaborative Law or Mediation?

How do I choose which is right for me?

Whilst there are many similarities between mediation and collaborative law, they are also different.​

The best way to decide which process is right for you is to:

  • read as much as you can about both
  • consider the way that you feel most comfortable making decisions
  • talk to your lawyer – we can loan you books that tell you about the processes in more detail
  • talk to the proposed mediator/case manager/communication and family professional

Ultimately, there is no wrong or right process to use to finalise your separation.

Jennifer Hetherington is an experienced Collaborative Lawyer with advanced level training. She is also a Nationally Accredited Mediator.

We can assist you to reach a resolution in either process.

Further Information and reading

Mediation or Collaborative Practice – which is for you?

International Academy of Collaborative Professionals