The ‘tools’ of the collaborative law process, the disclosure of the relevant facts, its flexible outlook regarding the result, the exclusion of the "punishment" principle, and especially the waiver of the liability issue in favour of focusing on future options all lead to an attitude in collaborative law that makes the team members and the parties more flexible.
More flexible in the search for solutions, in de-escalation, and in the creativity necessary to avoid going to court and to seek a reasonable solution for all involved. By involving experts it’s possible for the collaborative lawyer to draw on other, non-legal aspects of the conflict to find a solution. Living circumstances can be expanded upon, and new perspectives open up horizons that may lie outside of the actual conflict. In this way solutions can be found that were unimaginable in the beginning.
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