Key Advantages of Collaborative Practice
For the great majority of people, Collaborative Divorce will be less expensive, often far less expensive, than traditional methods, even while employing an entire team of professionals.
In a typical collaborative case, each party has an attorney and a divorce coach. The parties then mutually employ a neutral financial specialist.
In the course of a traditional divorce, lawyers will spend many hours preparing and filing complaints, answers, motion, taking depositions, etc. Many hours are also spent in court, sometimes waiting hours for a case to be heard, and then preparing court orders afterwards. If your divorce case goes to trial, many more hours will also be spent for trial preparation and then for trial itself. With Collaborative Divorce, lawyers are not spending time preparing formal court papers or attending court. The lawyers, clients and the other team members work in large or small team meetings as needed and communicate by phone, letters or email. Far less time is needed to accomplish these tasks and no time is spent in court.
Collaborative Divorce strives to provide people with a real alternative which offers constructive support to help families cope with the reality and consequences of divorce while minimizing hardships.
Furthermore, the parties and the Collaborative Team set their own schedules for meetings, while not being controlled or limited by court schedules and availability.