More information on the CLP procedure

The clients and CLP lawyers work out an amicable solution to the previously identified issues in joint four-way meetings. The CLP process focuses on a team-based approach to resolving conflicts. The CLP lawyers trained for this take over the management and moderation of the joint meetings, the structure of which is based on mediation. The CLP procedure is therefore also referred to as a mediation-analogue procedure.

However, the clients are fully legally advised and represented by their own CLP lawyers at all times - unlike in a "classic" mediation.

No conflict-aggravating letters are exchanged within the CLP proceedings. Communication with the other (spouse) partner and his/her lawyer takes place almost exclusively in the context of joint meetings.

Both parties undertake not to initiate any legal proceedings during the ongoing CLP proceedings. The focus is on independently working out a joint solution without the requirements of a court. If necessary, other experts from an available pool can also be called in to provide support, such as tax advisors/auditors, coaches or a specialist from the child's organisation.

The CLP procedure is suitable for all areas of family law. The CLP procedure can also be used for conflicts in inheritance law.

The CLP procedure has long been successfully established as an independent dispute resolution procedure in Anglo-American law and in some neighbouring European countries such as Belgium and Switzerland. In southern Germany, too, corresponding procedures have been in place for some time under the term "Cooperative Practice". In Hamburg and in northern Germany, there are now several colleagues who are trained CLP lawyers, so that the possibility of conducting CLP proceedings exists.

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