Collaborative Practice may be appropriate to resolve:
- A divorcing couple's disputes concerning custody, property, and finances
- Disputes among siblings about elder care decisions or an inheritance
- Labor and management disputes
- Disputes among family members about family business succession or trust matters
- Landlords and tenant disputes
- Disputes between neighbors
These and other kinds of conflicts involving the need for a continuing relationship beyond the dispute, can be dealt with by adversarial legal battles, or they can be handled respectfully and privately in a collaborative setting. Collaborative Practice represents an opportunity for disputants to resolve their differences without ceding control to a judge or other third party. Collaborative Practice recognizes that it is the clients, with the help, support and advice of their working team of professionals within the structure of the Collaborative Process, who are best equipped to determine what is important to each of them and to resolve their own disagreements.