Why is collaborative law revolutionizing domestic practice?
- Collaborative family law allows the attorney and the client to feel better about the process of resolving issues. In comparison to traditional litigation, collaborative law, in the domestic realm, is quicker, less costly, more creative, more individualized, notably less stressful, and far more satisfying in results.
- Collaborative law allows the attorney to work positively, to interact with the other attorney. Rather than being “gladiators,” the attorneys are problem-solvers, endeavoring to resolve issues in a manner that maximizes both parties’ best interests. Each attorney has incentive to work positively with the other, and to thus encourage the clients to trust in their respective legal representation.
- Collaborative family law allows attorneys to practice law in a manner that brings credit to the profession. The attorney must model those qualities that he or she wishes to have the client and other attorney adopt and reflect.
- Collaborative family law makes for better results, because attorneys are able to openly share information and work together toward a well-researched, well-informed resolution to issues.
- Collaborative law is an ideal model for complex domestic cases in that it affords the opportunity to jointly employ experts who are expected and encouraged to approach issues in a balanced, non-partisan manner.
- Collaborative law is less costly to the client; it provides more efficient use of professional time.
- Collaborative law fosters stronger alliances between attorney and client. The client is involved in his or her representation at every step along the way. The client is thus more inclined to adopt a reasonable, educated position.
- Collaborative law maximizes the resources available to attorneys and clients, for a more creative, individualized, successful settlement scheme, which will minimize potential for future litigation and discord.