Collaborative Divorce

Divorce is extremely stressful time for the parties and also for the parties' children. It often involves complex financial issues along with all the emotional issues the parties are facing.



Collaborative Divorce offers a team of professionals, legal, financial, and psychological that can aid the parties in their decision making by focusing on issue resolution. Collaborative Divorce allows the couple to reach a fair and equitable settlement and resolve difference using a team of professionals committed to helping the couple discover what will work best for their family in the post divorce era. The Collaborative team are trained mediators in interest-based negotiation. This is a "win-win" negotiation as opposed to the "win-lose" litigation. The professional team helps the parties to work productively to discover what their best options are and then to reach agreements that will work for both of the parties. Collaborative Divorce allows the parties to avoid the drawn out stressful and expensive process of adversarial litigation.  This process helps to protect the children from some of the most devastating aspects of their parents’ divorce.


 


What Is The Cost?


The collaborative process will allow you, not a judge to make some of the most far reaching financial decisions of your life. These decisions have serious economic consequences that will affect the rest of your life. The collaborative process provides you with the information you will need in order to be able to make good decisions. Collaborative divorce is generally less expensive than adversarial litigation. Costs vary depending on the complexity of the issues and the personalities of the divorcing couple. Parties are given the help they need to make the best possible decision they can, based on their current circumstances. Money is not wasted on discovery, fighting and court litigation. Each professional bills at their own hourly rate but the Collaborative process helps to minimize and solve conflicts. The parties gain skills that will help them as they move into the future. Not just for their own sake, but also for the benefit of their children.