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Collaborative practice is about working together to settle disputes, without going to court.

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Family law — a different approach

Collaborative Practice helps families to work together to resolve parenting and financial issues without the need to go to court.

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Wills & Estates

Collaborative Practice means working with families to resolve estate or succession planning issues without ending up in court.

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What is Collaborative Practice?

Collaborative Practice is a way of settling disputes outside of courts. Participants are given legal, financial and emotional support by accredited professionals, enabling them to find fitting solutions while maintaining their important relationships.

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Family Law

Separating from a spouse is always a difficult process, which can be made much harder by a lengthy litigation process. Collaborative practice is ideally suited to helping families undergoing separation by removing many of the factors that make divorce such a trying time.

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Wills and Estates

Estate disputes that can arise after the loss of a family member are emotionally and financially difficult. The primary aim of the Collaborative Practice model in Wills and Estates is to help families resolve estate or succession planning issues without ending up in Court.

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The Australian Association of Collaborative Professionals Ltd (AACP) is a national organisation of professionals practicing legal, social, and financial services. The AACP supports its members through education, networking and providing resources while advocating for the use of collaborative practice in Australia.

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Latest News

July 12, 2024 AACP News

Celebrating the Commitment of AACP’s Integrated States

One of AACP’s EOFY Resolutions is to express our gratitude to those organisations who have given AACP extraordinary support over the last 12 months.  Topping the ranks would be our integrated states members, Collaborative Professionals NSW and CollaborativeSA. What is an Integrated State? Integrated membership means that members of Integrated States enjoy dual membership with both…

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June 25, 2024 AACP News

AACP Find a Professional Directory Update

We are applying the finishing touches to the AACP website’s upgraded and streamlined “Find a Professional” directory.  As from 1 July 2024, you will see: Improved Search Filters – it’s easier than ever to find the right professional. Simplified and Consistent Collaborative Role Descriptions – “compare apples with apples”. Expanded Areas of Law – we’ve…

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Upcoming Training and Events


Core Skills Collaborative Practice for Wills and Estates – 2 days face-to-face

Salt Beach Kingscliff

This 2-day course teaches the interdisciplinary model of Collaborative Practice for Wills and Estates, enabling differing professional disciplines to work together to assist grieving families resolve their estate dispute or facilitate family succession conversations before death.

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Introduction to Collaborative Practice Training


This 6-week introductory online course teaches the interdisciplinary model of Collaborative Practice, enabling differing professional disciplines to work together to assist separating families. It is designed to get you implementing a bespoke legal process that provides value to both clients & professionals.

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