“What happens if the collaborative model doesn’t work for us and we can’t reach a settlement?”
This system encourages all parties invested in the process of interest-based negotiations to continue to find solutions to all the parties’ problems. Just knowing that the lawyers you’ve chosen will never litigate your case also creates a sense of trust. You can be more open and less fearful of the process. This, experts say, also helps to result in an expeditious and fair settlement.
About the author of this Ontario Family Law FAQ:
Sheila Kirsh is a Toronto-based, experienced family lawyer who has been practising Collaborative Practice for several years. She is Chair, a Director, and a Founding Member of the Collaborative Practice Toronto group and sits on the Executive of the Family Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association.