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Collaborative Divorce process

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 the course of a traditional divorce, lawyers will spend many hours preparing and filing complaints, answers, motions, 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.  Furthermore, the parties and the Collaborative Team set their own schedules for meetings, while not being controlled or limited by court schedules and availability.

The greatest risk factor for children is not parental separation or divorce but rather ongoing parental conflict.  The Collaborative Divorce process promotes open communication and mutual problem solving which help to develop a positive and cooperative co-parenting relationship following the divorce.

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.

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