To practice Collaborative Divorce in Greater Vancouver, lawyers must be members of Collaborative Divorce Vancouver Society (CDV).
Lawyers who belong to CDV are specially trained in mediation, negotiation and Collaborative Law, in addition to their legal training.
Some family lawyers may say they use a collaborative approach when they are not actually trained and affiliated as Collaborative Divorce lawyers. Here's one way to check that a lawyer is really a Collaborative Divorce lawyer: make sure they sign a Participation Agreements with their clients in all Collaborative cases.
Collaborative Family Lawyers must continue to upgrade their skills through training in the Collaborative Process to retain their membership in CDV.
By choosing a lawyer from the CDV website, you can be sure they are trained in Collaborative Divorce and can refer you to other Collaborative Professionals.