Collaborative law. What will we talk about?

A mindmap setting out what is likely to be discussed within an initial Collaborative Law meeting. The items on the left hand side are the procedural issues, those on the right are more content based. Not all of these items would be covered in any one meeting. Your first meeting, for example would probably have to concentrate on establishing the procedure. Later meetings may well touch upon all of the content based matters, but the emphasis as to which element is being explored is likely ...

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Collaborative law. What will we talk about? by Mind Map: Collaborative law. What will we talk about?

1. Anchor Statements

1.1. Why choose collaborative

1.2. What is important, both now and in the future...

1.2.1. To you

1.2.2. To the family

1.2.3. To your children

1.3. Values and beliefs

2. Principles

2.1. Creative

2.2. Role of legal advice

2.3. Your expectations

2.3.1. Time

2.3.2. What can be achieved

2.4. Shape

2.5. Your process

2.6. Commitment

3. Participation Agreement

3.1. Do we understand it?

3.2. Do we agree it?

3.3. Do we need or want to modify it?

3.4. Sign it

4. Us

4.1. Where are we with our relationship

4.2. How will we relate to and communicate with one another

5. Who?

5.1. Financial advisers

5.2. Accountants

5.3. Therapists/Counsellors

5.3.1. Family

5.3.2. Children

5.3.3. Individual adult work

5.3.4. Divorce or life coaches

6. Children

6.1. Co-parenting arrangements

6.1.1. Home

6.1.2. Holidays

6.1.3. supporting each other in front of children

6.2. How will we communicate with the children

6.2.1. Need expert assistance?

6.2.2. Importance

6.2.3. Jointly

6.2.4. Recommended reading/study

6.3. Introducing or discussing new partners

6.3.1. How

6.3.2. When

7. Finances

7.1. Disclosure

7.1.1. Valuations

7.1.2. Agree schedule

7.2. Assets, income and pensions

7.2.1. Past

7.2.2. Present

7.2.3. Future

7.2.4. Expert input Valuation Tax issues How to share

7.3. Interim requirements

7.4. Position while children still dependent

7.5. Position after children no longer dependent

7.6. Legal costs

7.7. Financial skills education/development/assistance