Lee Jay Berman

Lawsuits Don’t Have to be So Painful

by Diane Dimond on January 18, 2010

Time For A Better Way

Time For A Better Way

Lots of lawyers aren’t going to like this column. It’s about a new way for the rest of us to think about legal representation.

Up front let me say, there’s always going to be conflict. People who disagree over business, property, divorce or next door neighbor stuff. But what if, rather than hire high priced lawyers to duke it out in court over months or even years, conflict was solved in a better, faster more productive way? It would still be legally binding – it just wouldn’t necessarily take so long or be so expensive. It definitely wouldn’t be so gut wrenching.

Enter the idea called “collaborative law.” Here’s how it works: [click to continue…]

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