The collaborative process is private; confidentiality is maintained with regard to all family information.
Parties remain in total control of the outcome — any resolution must be agreeable to both parties.
Parties are encouraged to treat each other respectfully promoting more positive post-divorce relations and peaceful co-parenting.
Because there are no court appearances and little paperwork, the total cost of the collaborative process is generally far less than the cost of going to court to litigate the divorce. The actual cost depends on how long it takes to reach an agreement that is acceptable to both parties.
A couple's 5 options for divorce...
No lawyer required
Each party requires lawyers
Couples separate without formal arrangements
Couples sit together and agree on a divorce settlement
Couples hire neutral professionals to assist with negotiation
Each Party has own lawyer, couple has neutral Divorce Coach, Financial Advisor and Child Specialist
Each Party Requires Lawyers/Court in Charge of Outcome
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