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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

December 20, 2023 Uncategorised

AACP National Practice Group

The first of AACP’s Quarterly National Practice Group for 2024 will take place on 7 February 2024.  The meeting will involve: a presentation by AACP Vice-President Julia Brierley and CP(NSW) President, Shelby Timmins on the topic of assessing client suitability for collaborative matters; and the opportunity to connect with collaborative professionals from around Australia in…

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December 20, 2023 Uncategorised

Adelaide is the AACP Board’s first Board-Around destination for 2024

The AACP Board will be travelling to Adelaide on Monday, 19 February 2024 for the first of the Board-Arounds for 2024. The new Board is looking forward to catching up with our colleagues from Collaborative SA and local collaborative professionals for an evening of professional development and making collaborative connections.

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Upcoming Training and Events


Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training, Sydney (3 day course face-to-face)

The College of Law, Sydney

Enhance your career and skills using the Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice (ICP) model as either a lawyer, coach or expert consultant.

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Happy Lawyer, Happy Life – Introduction to Collaborative Practice in Family Law


This 6-week online program is designed to get participants implementing a bespoke legal process that provides value to clients & professionals alike

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