The following are some of the advantages and benefits of trying to work through divorce using a collaborative law process:

  • Using a collaborative process can lead to resolution much faster than going through the courts
  • Collaborative law is usually more cost effective than litigation
  • The collaborative process is designed to be non-adversarial and non-confrontational; this can help preserve relationships and allow people to begin new lives more amicably
  • Confidentiality and full disclosure in meetings and negotiations can help the parties reach resolution more effectively
  • Compromise and solutions that are in the interests of both parties and the children if any are more likely outcomes from collaborative processes than through litigation
  • The use of professionals other than lawyers can be very helpful emotionally and can be conducive to reaching resolution of points of contention
  • Collaborative law allows for more control of the time frames and costs of the process for the parties