Peaceful Conflict Resolution Through Collaborative Law in North Carolina

Collaborative practice exchanges the adversarial nature of traditional litigation for a solution-focused discussion that respects the needs of both parties. Rather than focusing on who is responsible for a legal issue, collaborative law looks for the parties interests and needs in order to find solutions that leave everyone satisfied.

The heart of collaborative practice is to offer you the support, protection, and guidance of your own lawyer without going to court. At the beginning of the collaborative process, both clients and attorneys sign a Pledge where the parties agree to use the collaborative law process to seek resolution of their dispute and agree to resolve their dispute in a non-adversarial, non-court process. Additionally, the parties agree to full, honest and voluntary disclosure of all information and to use good faith efforts to reach an agreement. These guideposts allow clients to find a settlement that meets both parties’ needs and encourages clients to find an agreement that preserves their ongoing relationship.

Collaborative law does not limit your options for resolution. If negotiations break down or either party does not negotiate in good faith, all parties withdraw and the case can go through traditional litigation channels but without the attorneys who represented you in the collaborative process. However, most people are interested in protecting their relationships and avoiding a difficult court battle, providing a strong foundation for a successful resolution of their dispute. Learn more about how collaborative law could help your family or commercial dispute by contacting Goodwin Law & Mediation today or scheduling your appointment by pressing the button below.

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