Why should retaining collaborative lawyers be considered?

  • The process is generally less costly and time-consuming than litigation.
  • You are a powerful part of the settlement team, not just a spectator in the courtroom.
  • All parties are supported by their lawyers and yet they work cooperatively with the other parties and their lawyer(s) in resolving the issues.
  • The process is much less fear and anxiety producing than going to court, or the threat of such proceedings.
  • Everyone focuses proactively on settlement.
  • The participants can create a climate that facilitates "win-win" settlements, with the support that is needed in emotional, traumatic times.