Global Collaborative Law Council

(formerly Texas Collaborative Law Council)

Collaborative Resolution of Civil Disputes

Why Would You Want to Know about Collaborative Law?

When two or more people have a serious dispute, their problem will often end up in court with somebody suing somebody else.

Having the court solve your problem is time consuming, expensive and open to public scrutiny. Long before the case is over, most parties decide that they really don’t want their “Day in Court.” They just want to get on with their lives.

Collaborative Law allows you to settle your disputes with less disruption to your life and gives you a say in scheduling and costs.

 

Who Can Do This?

Party:
Anyone who has a legal dispute and is willing to work honestly and in good faith to find a resolution and to abide by the terms of the Participation Agreement (Revised August, 2007) signed by the parties and their lawyers. All parties must agree to the collaborative process for it to work.
Collaborative Attorney:
Any lawyer who is trained in Collaborative Law and is willing to follow proper Protocols, the Participation Agreement, and who will withdraw if the collaboration terminates.


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All material on the Global Collaborative Law Council website is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice or as creating an attorney-client relationship. The documents are provided as guidelines for use by licensed attorneys who are trained in the collaborative dispute resolution process, and should never be used or relied upon by anyone who is not represented by a trained collaborative lawyer. The Global Collaborative Law Council makes no warranties concerning the use of the documents, AND DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.