In this option, the Husband and Wife each hire their own specially trained Collaborative Lawyer to help work out solutions. The lawyers sign an agreement not to go to court, but rather to help the couple to discuss all issues and help agree on what is best for the family. If either the husband or the wife chooses to go to court, both lawyers must withdraw from the case and the couple will have to retain other, litigating attorneys.
You are each supported by your lawyers, and by a team of financial and other professionals who work to find the best resolution for the entire family.
The process is much less costly and time consuming than litigation. The cost of an average limited contested divorce has been estimated at $65,000 and a complex full-courtroom divorce at $250,000. The average total cost of a Collaborative divorce has been computed at $20,292 and the average for a difficult or very difficult Collaborative divorce has been computed to be a total of $27,972.
The process is private and confidential ? the case does not go to court
You retain control of the process. No decision can be made unless you agree.
Your case will be resolved with dignity, which benefits you, your spouse and your children.
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