Find out if you may qualify for the Collaborative Practice pro bono services
Collaborative Practice Toronto and Osgoode Mediation Clinic’s Pro Bono Collaborative Family Law Project is a voluntary and confidential program. Our services are free to couples of modest means who have separated, are not already represented by lawyers, and who would benefit from additional assistance in reaching a settlement that is satisfactory to both parties.
The Collaborative Practice model uses a team of specially trained professionals who are committed to finding solutions that take into account the highest priorities of both parties and their children. To learn more about the Collaborative Process, click here.
If you are eligible for this program, the team assigned to your file will include a lawyer for each party, a neutral family professional, and a neutral financial professional.
The collaborative team will work together with both parties in a joint effort to reach a satisfactory settlement that may include a parenting plan, resolutions regarding financial matters, and/or agreements on support issues.
The process is limited to 7 hours, generally over two meetings. The team of collaborative professionals will not assist either party once the process has concluded, even if no resolution has been obtained.
Applicants will be screened for suitability. For more information about eligibility and to see if your family may qualify for a free collaborative process, click here.
For more information about the Pro Bono Collaborative Law Project and to apply to participate, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to review the program eligibility requirements before calling.
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About the program
A team of professionals helps you make decisions together - and resolve things out of court
Divorce doesn't have to be destructive.
If you think you meet our eligibility requirements, set up a private telephone intake meeting with a law student to get started
Find out if you may be eligible for a free Collaborative Process to help your family through separation
Learn more about the CP pro bono family law project - what to expect from initial intake to final agreement
Find out what financial information you and your spouse will need to exchange at the start of the process
Steps in the Process