There are 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, which 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
  • Collaborative processes are more likely to produce solutions that are in the interests of both parties (and the children, if any), than litigation
  • The use of professionals other than lawyers can be helpful emotionally and can bring creative solutions to the table
  • Collaborative law gives the parties more control of the process, especially its time frames and costs