Collaborative Law

Miami Collaborative Law Attorney

Collaborative Law is a new and increasingly popular approach to practicing law that avoids the pitfalls of the traditional litigation process. It is a process, just like mediation or litigation are processes that are used to resolve a legal dispute.

Collaborative Law has a similar philosophy to mediation because it is based on good faith and full disclosure, and it is client-focused. The main difference between mediation and Collaborative Law is that in the latter, each participant has his or her own collaboratively trained attorney who is there to provide guidance and assistance. Mediation utilizes a neutral third party who facilitates, but does not represent any individual involved or provide any legal advice to either party.

Collaborative Law offers many benefits for settling legal disputes in Florida, some of which are shared with mediation:

  • Collaborative Law allows you to avoid court. Once an agreement is reached, it is filed with the court for a judge to review and sign. A court appearance might not even be necessary.
  • Participants in Collaborative Law always have their own attorneys. This provides a higher degree of support than mediation and helps disputing parties feel more confident in the decision-making process.
  • Collaborative Law allows for faster agreements. It occurs on the disputing parties’ schedule, so there is no need to wait for the court to determine when things will be settled.
  • Collaborative Law clients have more control and decide the terms of their agreement with the assistance of their attorneys. There is no agreement until both parties agree, and there is no chance a judge will order something that puts you in a losing position. Because Collaborative law takes less time and uses less resources, it is less expensive than litigation.
  • Collaborative Law is private, so sensitive information does not become part of the public record.
  • Finally, Collaborative Law makes it possible to preserve relationships, despite the dispute. Parties work together in an effort to achieve a common goal.

If you believe Collaborative Law is right for you, Ilaria Legnaro can help. To learn more or to schedule a time to discuss your legal dispute and how Collaborative Law could help bring it to an end, contact her at 305.777.0480 or by email at

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