The Norwegian Nobel Committee nominated collaborative law for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019 based on the belief that it has the potential to promote peaceful conflict resolution and prevent conflicts from escalating into more serious and violent situations. Collaborative law is seen as a way to reduce the adversarial nature of traditional legal proceedings, which can often exacerbate conflicts and create winners and losers. Instead, it encourages parties to work together to find solutions that are mutually beneficial and fosters a culture of cooperation, understanding, and respect. By promoting peaceful resolution of disputes, collaborative law has the potential to contribute to building a more peaceful and just world.
Hopefully this nomination will expand the awareness of the value of Collaborative Practice and encourage couples who are considering separating to explore this option.