In most cases, if your lawyer starts a family court proceeding on your behalf before you have first spoken with a collaborative lawyer, you are being done a disservice. Litigation lawyers do not comprehend the true nature of collaborative practice and therefore they are not in a position to describe the benefits of the collaborative process to you. To understand the option of collaborative practice which is available to resolve your legal issues, you should talk to an experienced collaborative lawyer. There are many highly skilled and experienced collaborative lawyers in British Columbia, including in Kelowna and Nelson, as well as Vancouver and Victoria. You can locate an experienced collaborative lawyer at www.bccollaborativerostersociety.com. It may well be worth your time and trouble to explore collaborative practice before you start a lawsuit. You may avoid unnecessary stress, time and cost to you.