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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

June 11, 2024 Uncategorised

QACP announces The Freda Rose Wigan Memorial Bursary

About the Bursary The Freda Rose Wigan Memorial Bursary is awarded by QACP in memory of Freda as an early member of QACP and a pioneer of Collaborative Practice in Queensland. It is intended that the Bursary will be awarded on an annual basis from 2024, with the first Bursary to be announced in early…

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June 10, 2024 Uncategorised

It’s time to renew AACP, CP(NSW) and CollaborativeSA memberships

It’s time to renew your connection to Australia’s leading network for collaborative professionals as a member of the Australian Association of Collaborative Professionals (“AACP”). For members in New South Wales and South Australia, this renewal includes a renewal of your membership of Collaborative Professionals (NSW) and CollaborativeSA. We are pleased to confirm that there will…

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May 7, 2024 Uncategorised

Collaborative Practice featured in the Australian Financial Review

President of Collaborative Professionals (NSW), Shelby Timmins, recently discussed the significant advantages of the collaborative divorce process in an article in the Australian Financial Review.  Whilst the collaborative process is particularly suited for families navigating the challenges of separation and divorce, we are seeing increasing interest and uptake for Collaborative Practice in other legal areas…

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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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