Collaborative Divorce and the Collaborative Law Process in Other Family Cases

by Camille Milner.

Many lawyers went to law school with the idea that they would help people, but find out that law typically uses a zero-sum method of conflict resolution. Collaborative law, used most frequently in divorce cases, offers a different way to resolve conflicts. But executing Collaborative cases successfully requires paradigm shifts from clients, lawyers, and other professionals involved. Clients need to shift from expecting lawyers to fight for them in an adversarial way, to taking ownership of their case and their lives. They must learn how to negotiate for themselves to reach their agreement with the support of the Collaborative team. Camille Milner delves into the details of the Collaborative process, and the various models that attorneys can use in Collaborative divorce cases.

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