Pro Bono Collaborative Divorce Project

The Pro Bono Project is a voluntary and confidential program for parties going through separation and/or divorce who do not have lawyers and who are willing to meet and negotiate using the principles of Collaborative Practice but are unable to afford the Collaborative team for their case.

To be eligible to participate in this project, you and your spouse must
1. Have a combined gross annual income of less than $75,000, and
2. Have less than $100,000 of equity in assets, excluding pension plans.

Preference will be given to the most needy applicants.

The Collaborative Model uses a team of specially trained professionals who are committed to finding solutions that take into account the priorities of each of the parties and their children. The Pro Bono Collaborative team will include a lawyer for each party, a neutral divorce coach and, if needed, a financial neutral.

The Collaborative team will work together with both parties in a joint effort to reach a satisfactory settlement that may include a parenting plan and/or an agreement on financial matters and support. The process will be time limited. Applicants will be screened for suitability to the Collaborative Model and will be required to meet specific financial criteria.

To apply for the Pro Bono Collaborative Divorce Project fill out the application form below. Fields with * are required.

Your Information:
First Name *
Last Name *
Email *
Telephone *
You must answer the following questions
  1. Do you need to resolve the division of assets/debts Yes   No
    parenting plan for children Yes   No
    child and/or spousal support matters Yes   No
  2. Have you spoken to your spouse and are you both willing to participate in settlement meetings to resolve these matters? Yes   No
  3. What is your spouse's name and contact info?
    Spouse's Name *
    Spouse's Contact *
  4. Do you and your spouse have a combined gross annual income of less than $75,000 (in the Greater Vancoiuver area)? Yes   No
  5. Do you and your spouse have less than $100,000 in assets, excluding pension plans? Yes   No
  6. Tell us a little about your situation:

 


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