Less Costly in Many Ways
The cost of Collaboration is generally significantly less than the cost of Conventional Divorce and Family Law Litigation, as Collaboration reduces conflict and the support team model is both financially and time efficient.
Professional fees are set at an hourly rate, which are discussed and agreed prior to beginning the process of Collaborative Mediation.
While each party is financially responsible for their own Collaborative Lawyer, the costs of the Collaborative Mediator, Neutral Family Consultant and Neutral Financial Consultant are shared.
As costs are largely determined by the parties' readiness to settle, this is a powerful incentive to negotiate in good faith towards an equitable outcome in the best interests of the family.