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The Comprehensive Law Movement

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The Comprehensive Law Movement

Collaborative law is often considered to be one component of the comprehensive law movement. The comprehensive law movement views law from an all-inclusive, holistic perspective. Rather than simply looking at what is going on in a particular case, the comprehensive law view attempts to see beyond the short-term outcomes to the long-term effects the case may have on the parties involved. For more information, contact an attorney with experience in collaborative law from The Law Offices of Jerome P. Ventura, P.A. in Pembroke Pines, FL, today.

Philosophy rather than process

The comprehensive law movement is a philosophy rather than a process. Attorneys and clients who believe in this philosophy, however, are more likely to look for collaborative processes for resolving matters with which they are confronted.

Therapeutic jurisprudence

One of the philosophies of the comprehensive law movement is therapeutic jurisprudence. This philosophy focuses on the impact of the law on the emotional and psychological well-being of those involved. It looks at all aspects of law as a social force that can produce either therapeutic or non-therapeutic results and focuses on resolutions that will produce the highest level of therapy to the parties involved.

Transformative law

Transformative law is another element of the comprehensive law movement. According to this perspective, conflict is produced by the imbalance of the parties' relationships with each other and with themselves. Such imbalance causes both parties to feel defenseless and thus more self-involved than before the dispute arose. Since these negative processes feed each other as the parties interact, a vicious cycle develops creating feelings that are even more negative. The transformative law philosophy focuses on party empowerment and recognition as a means of restoring this balance.

Holistic law

Holistic law attempts to take all of the client's circumstances into account to create a long-term plan to address these issues, rather than focus only on the pending legal matter. This may include helping clients obtain assistance for mental health or substance abuse problems or helping clients secure social services. Holistic practices can take many forms. Attorneys may incorporate collaborative approaches as a means to resolve their client's issues or use other methods to reach the same ends.

Speak to a collaborative law attorney

While the comprehensive law movement may manifest itself in many forms with somewhat different focal points, those forms always seek ways to improve the lives of all involved in the legal system, whether as practitioners or as consumers. Contact an experienced collaborative law attorney from The Law Offices of Jerome P. Ventura, P.A. in Pembroke Pines, FL to learn more about the available alternatives to litigation.

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