Collaborative Problem Solving
Collaborative problem solving offers clients the opportunity to settle a dispute while avoiding the stress and cost associated with litigation. Clients who choose collaborative problem solving are able to maintain a high degree of control, take responsibility, and work proactively towards a comprehensive solution.
Clark Farb Fiksel LLP lawyers have the experience and skill required to successfully navigate the collaborative problem solving process in Ontario. Our goal is to help you achieve the best possible result while minimizing stress and expense.
Understanding Collaborative Problem Solving
Collaborative problem solving requires that each party involved retain the services of a lawyer. Unlike mediation, there is no neutral third party facilitating the negotiations. Instead, the lawyers serve as a source of professional advice, support and guidance for their respective clients but also work with each other to ensure a favourable outcome.
Collaborative problem solving is a voluntary process and both parties must commit to finding a mutually beneficial resolution. As settlement meetings take place, participants may call on other professionals such as financial experts as needed.
Some of the benefits associated with collaborative problem solving include:
- Lower costs
- Increased control
- Relationship preservation
- Time efficiency
- Decreased stress
Professional Experience That You Can Trust
The lawyers at Clark Farb Fiksel LLP are trusted by clients across the Greater Toronto Area to provide professional collaborative problem solving services. Firm partner Gary Farb holds a Master of Laws degree in Alternative Dispute Resolution and has four decades of dispute negotiation experience. His masterful communication skills and ability to motivate change position him as a visionary in the field.