John, a Certified Specialist in Family Law, came to collaborative practice to provide quality, cost-effective resolutions to families in a way that is not harmful to the kids. John became a lawyer due to his interest in protecting children in the legal system. The litigation process is expensive and unhealthy for the children. When the court has to make a decision, neither spouse is happy. When the parties want to settle, the best settlements result from interest-based negotiations, the hallmark of collaborative practice. John has extensive experience bringing family law matters, that are emotionally or financially complex, to a sensible solution. In addition to being on on the board of directors of York Collaborative Practice, John participates in Collaborative Practice Toronto.