While collaborative divorce is intended to be cost efficient and simplify the process, it can often be more expensive than the traditional divorce process. This is because the collaborative process is not always successful.
It’s important to understand in a collaborative divorce, each party has its own lawyer – just like in a traditional divorce. The idea is that the lawyers and their clients will work and meet together to reach a harmonious result. If they can’t reach an agreement, both parties must start the traditional divorce process with new lawyers. Therefore any money expended during the collaborative process is wasted.
The alternative to collaborative divorce is a mediated divorce. In a mediated divorce the parties have family law mediator and a financial divorce professional, who both work with them to amicably end their marriage. Divorce by mediation resembles a collaborative divorce, but the costs are far less in comparison without the duplication of professional services.
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