If this is so good, have lawyers been getting it wrong all this time?
Far from it. There are many excellent lawyers out there who are not collaborative trained but who limit their practice to other more traditional techniques. These techniques may well be the most appropriate in some cases. Good practice evolves, and collaborative is one more option which is proving to provide the very best approach for many families – especially those who like to maintain control over their own situation and who recognise the healing benefits to be gained from jointly reaching agreements.