WHAT IS COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE
The Collaborative process enables the parties to work through the issues of the case in a civilized manner.
By working through decisions in an open environment, couples are often able to resolve many issues (if not all issues) in an amicable manner – thus enabling everyone to heal and move forward more efficiently. In addition, parents seeking divorce to maintain a positive relationship with each other for the remainder of their children’s lives. Through collaborative divorce, couples are capable of preserving a respectful relationship.
The collaborative law approach allows couples to end marriages with civility and respect, making decisions together to help create the best post divorce life possible for all family members.
Divorce, if necessary, can be less daunting for clients who know their legal options. Rather than consider courthouse solutions, collaborative attorneys, neutral professionals and their clients embark on a series of meetings to restructure the family and dissolve the marriage in a private and non-threatening manner.
Collaborative divorce vs. traditional divorce
- Traditional divorce can increase the risk of interpersonal problems for children.
- There is a financial incentive for traditional divorce lawyers to fuel the fire.
- Couples get more “bang for the buck” in a collaborative divorce.
- 83% of divorce clients say they would approach the process differently if they could.
- In Texas, 94% of all collaborative cases settle with an agreement and an additional 3% result in reconciliation.
- Most divorces don’t go to trial. Which means many dollars your attorney charges you for trial prep is a waste.
- The average case managed by The Collaborative Alliance costs less than traditional litigated divorce.