The collaborative law process promotes the role of lawyers as problem solvers and counselors. A lawyer will promote negotiation that focuses on underlying concerns. In this process, there is no goal of winning an adversarial battle.
Mediation involves a neutral third party, the mediator, who assists in a negotiation between the parties to help settle a case. The mediator cannot give legal advice and cannot advocate for one party’s interests.
The collaborative law process is a non-adversarial approach in comparison to litigation which is an adversarial approach. In litigation, parties will choose a particular position at the outset of a dispute.
An innovative and new legal practice is exciting, but is the collaborative law process the right way to solve my issue? Collaborative law has been used to resolve many disputes in the Family Law context.
Generally, many people are unaware of the advantages of negotiation techniques. One major reason is that parties are usually more focused on how to get their legal issue resolved easily and quickly at the expense of creating...
Conflict is not only apparent in legal disputes, but is a normal part of daily life. No matter the situation; at home, at school, or at work; individuals spend a lot of their time dealing with conflict.
One of the first steps is to talk with a collaborative attorney to learn more about the collaborative law process and to create a plan to resolve your family law issue. You can contact collaborative attorneys by phone or in person.