Amicable Divorce solutions encompass the use of negotiation, mediation and collaborative family practice to resolve family disputes.
Clients must be encouraged by lawyers to use these solutions and resort to litigation as a last resort. So, it is really in the hands of lawyers whether their client engages in Amicable Divorce or litigation.
The family lawyer today is not a litigation lawyer. He is a dispute resolution lawyer. He wears three hats – mediator, collaborative lawyer and a litigation lawyer. He changes hats to fit the case.
I was once told by a client that I am more of a mediator rather than a litigation lawyer. Well, his case went on for 2 over years in litigation!