What advantages does Collaborative Practice offer over other process options?
Lower Cost: Collaborative Practice is generally less costly and time-consuming than litigation.
Client Involvement: As a Collaborative client, you play a vital part of the settlement team (consisting of both parties and both attorneys). You have greater involvement in the decision-making and greater control over the outcome affecting your life.
Support From Your Professional Team: You are supported in a manner that allows the attorneys and all other professional members of the team to work cooperatively together with you to resolve issues that might otherwise negatively affect aspects of your life and your relationships, both personal and professional.
Less Stress on You and Your Relationships: The Collaborative approach reduces stress, anxiety and fears about the process and the outcome of setting your dispute when compared to the threat of traditional litigation in court. Everyone can focus on settlement feeling fully informed and involved, with more control over the outcome.
Win-Win Approach: Collaborative Practice takes a positive approach and creates a congenial working environment. The opportunity exists for you and other participants to work as problem-solving partners in a climate that facilitates “win-win” settlements.
Your Disputes Can Be Resolved More Quickly: Collaborative Practice can be much less time-consuming than taking a dispute into court, where your case can quickly be slowed down to an agonizing crawl by lengthy discovery, hearings and clogged court calendars. This can also be a significant way to lessen costs by speeding up the process.
Flexibility to Create a Solution That Fits You: Collaborative Practice encourages creative solutions in resolving issues, including remedies that may not be available in litigation.
Collaborative Practice Puts You In Charge: The non-adversarial nature of Collaborative Practice shifts decision-making to you along with the support of your Collaborative Practice team, instead of putting decisions in the hands of strangers bound by the rules of a courtroom.