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About Collaborative Advocacy

"Collaboration" - to work together with someone who has a different perspective and achieve a result.

In recent years, a new process has been developed to assist parties in resolving issues and achieving a successful outcome which works – Collaborative Practice.

Collaborative Practice, or Collaborative law provides families with a dispute resolution process that minimises the conflict and stress inherent in any separation and to take control of decision about their future.  The issues that are commonly faced – parenting arrangements, child support, financial support and property issues can all be dealt with through the Collaborative process. Collaborative practice can also help you complete a pre nuptial agreement or with estate planning or issues about family trusts or businesses. It enables you to drive the process, negotiate with dignity and achieve long standing outcomes for you and your family.

Collaborative Practice is being used by New Zealand Families.

Click here to find out more about Collaborative Practice and how the process works and how to contact a Collaborative Professional.

About Collaborative Advocacy NZ

Collaborative Advocacy NZ is a society made up of Collaborative Professionals. It oversees training and practice standards of collaborative professionals, promotes Collaborative Advocacy and provides support and ongoing education to its members.

Whangarei Introductory Training 2017

Introductory Collaborative Practice Training Coming to Whangarei Early 2017

Want to become a trained Collaborative Practice professional? Want to learn how to use your professional skills within the Collaborative Process and how to run a case using the process from start to finish?

CANZ will be offering a two day Introductory Training in Whangarei in early 2017.

This two day introductory training is a requirement to practice Collaborative Practice and to become a member of Collaborative Advocacy NZ.

The training is open to lawyers, accountants/financial advisors, psychologists, counsellors, conflict or divorce coaches, mediators and other professionals who work with families in conflict.

The training earns CPD points for lawyers.

If you are wish to receive more information about the training as it comes to hand, please contact Xaviera at

free consult

Would you like to learn more about how Collaborative Practice works to help you and your family?

You can find contact details here for lawyers who are willing to provide you with a no obligation, free initial consultation about Collaborative Practice.

The consultation enables you to spend 20 minutes with a lawyer who is trained in Collaborative Practice to learn more about the process and whether it will suit your situation.

Click here for details.

Alternatively, you can find other Collaborative Professionals here.