How Collaborative Law Differs from Traditional Settlement
Most divorces settle “at the eleventh hour” after expenditure of a great deal of money and after a great deal of emotional damage. Further, settlements are usually reached under significant tension and anxiety, on the brink of a trial based upon notions of how the lawyers believe the judge will likely rule. Understandingly, the parties are often ultimately displeased with the results and blame respective attorneys.
The Collaborative Law settlement process requires ongoing exchange of information and creative problem-solving. Decisions are made with full information and in a far less stressful environment. Due to the fact that the parties have been involved all the way along, the parties tend to better understand the options and to ultimately be more supportive of the outcome.