The collaborative law process is voluntary. All parties are committed in principle to fairness and are respectful to each other. They agree to disclose all legally relevant facts and information and pledge that everything remains confidential. The proceedings and negotiations are open-ended. Both the parties and the collaborative lawyer are authorized to cancel the collaborative law process at any time.
All lawyers involved are excluded, during and after completion or discontinuation of the collaborative law process, from representing the parties in any judicial, arbitration or regulatory process in this or any related judicial matter.
The collaborative lawyer is however entitled to implement the result obtained in the collaborative law process judicially or officially.
These regulations apply from the moment the Participation Agreement is signed.
The aim of the collaborative law process is to find a sustainable, future- and needs-based consensus, stressing the responsibility of all the parties and in consultation with external experts.
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