In the good and bad times within your family life, you can entrust the important legal family matters to the lawyers of Jackie, Handerek & Forester. Our firm has experience in diverse areas of family law, providing advice and advocacy to our clients.
Jackie, Handerek & Forester offers support and legal counsel for family matters.
Prenuptial and cohabitation agreements
Collaborative family law is a process where you and your spouse/partner work as part of a team to resolve disputes without going through the costly litigation process. You both sign an agreement to stay out of court and to negotiate openly and transparently. The purpose of Collaborative Family Law is to minimize the negative economic, social and emotional aspects of litigation when dealing with the breakdown of the relationship. By using a Collaborative lawyer, you both decide what is best for you and your children and can reach a fair settlement based on your priorities. You are each represented by Registered Collaborative lawyers who will advise and assist you throughout the negotiation process.
Mediation is a dispute resolution process that allows you and your spouse/partner to make your own decisions when resolving disputes. The Mediation process is confidential and voluntary, allowing you to craft customized solutions to any disputes rather than relying on the costly litigation process. You and your spouse/partner meet with a neutral third party trained in mediation and will assist you in negotiating an agreement suitable to both parties.