Collaborative Law

COLLABORATIVE LAW emphasizes negotiation over litigation. Litigation is expensive and exacts an emotional toll on the parties. Worst yet, it can destroy relationships. In Collaborative Law both parties and their attorneys sign an agreement stating that they will not litigate. Both attorneys and clients work collaboratively to reach an agreement. The attorneys must, according to their agreement, drop out of the case if either side wants to litigate. For some the “attorney drop out” provision is not what they want. Others like it as it tends to keep the parties earnest in a negotiated solution as opposed to litigation. Those who are uncomfortable with Collaborative Law but still want a negotiation centered process tend to chose Cooperative Law.

Maggie Smith on Collaborative Law

Click to view a video of Flexx Law, P.S. founder Maggie Smith discussing the benefits of Collaborative Law.