An adversarial divorce with heavy litigation can cost both parties tens of thousands of dollars and create bitterness that lasts for decades. It doesn't have to be that way.
With collaborative divorce, both parties agree to cooperate in good faith and negotiate until they reach terms that everyone finds acceptable. It is often faster and less expensive than litigation.
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Is Collaborative Divorce the Same as Mediation?
No. In mediation, one attorney/mediator sits with both parties at a round-table discussion and helps them attain a divorce settlement they can both accept. In collaborative divorce, both parties have their own attorneys to negotiate on their behalves. In fact, the couples can communicate solely through their attorneys if they choose to do so.
Collaborative divorce is similar to mediation in that both parties work cooperatively to find a mutually acceptable agreement. It is also similar to adversarial litigation: attorneys are hired to apply the same detailed analysis to the same basic issues.
Uncontested Divorces Are Better for Children!
Divorce can be devastating to children most of all. The devastation can be lessened through uncontested divorce processes like collaborative divorce and family mediation. If you have children, you should seriously consider choosing collaborative divorce for their sake.
If you're interested in learning more about collaborative divorce, you can schedule a free consultation with a lawyer at Levine & Levine to discuss it. The consultation comes with no obligations and will be strictly confidential.
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