• A new way

    to look at separation and divorce.


    Kawartha Collaborative Practice is an association
    of Family Law Counsel, Financial Professionals,
    Mental Health Professionals and Mediators who work together
    to highlight and promote the benefits of the Collaborative Process.

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Welcome to Kawartha Collaborative Practice

We are a group of professionals providing an alternative to family court.

Our Goal

The goals of the Kawartha Collaborative Practice are to assist divorcing/ common-law spouses and other couples to work towards a mutually fair and equitable end to their relationship without the acrimony, anxiety and financial cost that often accompanies litigation, and to protect the integrity and health of family relationships. The Collaborative Practice is not about winners and losers. Our Collaborative Professionals assist the clients to communicate with respect, ultimately helping them negotiate terms that leave everyone as whole as possible.

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A good fit 

Privacy is an important dimension of the separation and divorce process. Most couples want to protect their children from the risks of traditional litigation and do not want the details of their separation to become public knowledge. In the Collaborative Practice, your privacy is protected. Only you, the other party, and your Collaborative Team know the details of your divorce negotiations.

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What is Collaborative Law? 

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KCP Executive Members: 

Susan Peel


Chantel Lawton

Acting Chair

Garth Whitford

Vice Chair

Anna Friend


Laura Abrams

Acting Treasurer

Jarret Johnston

Member at Large

Doug Lamb

Member at Large

Nicole Lawson

Member at Large

Carolyn McAlpine

Member at Large

Carol Jamieson

Member at Large