Other Professionals

Those participating in the collaborative law process may benefit not only from legal input but also from the expertise and assistance of professionals from other disciplines. Independent consultants may be jointly instructed to provide specialist advice. Such specialists may include the following:

Separation very often results in the transfer of assets from one party to another. Accountants can assist with, among others, valuation of business assets and provision of tax advice.

Independent Financial Advisors (IFAs)
IFAs work with separating couples to develop options for settlement and to explore the effect of these options having regard to the investments which the parties hold. Two Collaboratively trained IFAs are instructed during the process. The "neutral" suggests potential options for dealing with investments and pensions. The "implementer" puts into effect the choices agreed.

Life Coaches
Separation frequently causes emotional turmoil for those involved in the process. Life coaches aim to assist clients to develop strategies and skills to deal with changing circumstances in their lives.