The new law stipulates that, notwithstanding Rule 11, Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, or any other rule or other law, a party has the power to rule on an agreement on the common legal regime if the agreement: (1) provides, in a prominent and bold statement, in capitalized or emphasized, that the agreement will not be revoked; and 2) is signed by each party and by each party`s lawyer. In practice, many collaborative lawyers are also mediators who prefer cooperation to preliminary proceedings and who believe that collaborative law is a positive step towards creating a less controversial culture among lawyers and their clients. The new law is unlikely to have a negative impact on mediators of lawyers who also practice family law. On the contrary, collaborative law should become the preferred method of representing outgoing public opinion. The parties communicate with the Tribunal if community court proceedings result in a transaction. If this is not the case, the parties provide the court with the following information no later than the 180th day following the date of the written agreement on the application of the proceedings; and (2) a report on the status of progress or before the first anniversary of the written agreement on the application of the procedures, accompanied by a request for continuation that the court must submit when the status report indicates the parties` desire to identify the right of cooperation. (g) where Community court proceedings do not lead to a transaction on or before the second anniversary of the application, the Tribunal may: (1) set the appeal on the bench of the accused; or (2) to dismiss the appeal without prejudice. (Note: it is also important to know that parties can withdraw from the collaborative law process at any time prior to the signing of an irrevocable transaction agreement). The new statute also stipulates that an agreement on Community law must include provisions for: (1) a complete and honest exchange of information between the parties and their lawyers, as long as it is necessary for a proper assessment of the case; (2) suspension of judicial interference in the dispute while the parties resort to Community court proceedings; (3) the recruitment of experts, as agreed upon, which will be used in the procedure; (4) the withdrawal of any legal advisers involved in the Community judicial process if the Community legal process does not result in the resolution of the dispute; and (5) other provisions, as agreed by the parties, in accordance with good faith efforts to resolve the matter jointly.