Will the family be able to get along again after a legal dispute over the estate plan?

In the litigation model, relationships are often ruined over harsh words and treatment that can never be taken back. Parties communicate only through their attorneys and through legal documents filed with the court. In the Collaborative approach, family members talk with each other, assisted by professionals who can facilitate discussion even over the most difficult issues. After issues are resolved, most family relationships are actually improved, moving from indifference or outright hostility to ones of respect and mutual affection.