Do I Qualify for a Collaborative Divorce? (Questionnaire)
If you and your spouse have decided to divorce but are committed to maintaining a lasting relationship based on friendship and co-parenting, collaborative divorce can help you facilitate your separation and lay the foundation for your new life. The collaborative, mediated process allows a forum to reach a settlement while protecting the sanctity of your family unit. Divorce handled with the collaborative approach is often constructive and healing process for the whole family, rather than a painful and contentious one.
Sample Questions: (let's talk through more questions on our call)
- Are you and your partner interested in pursuing a less destructive, non-adversarial option for your divorce?
- Are you committed to working together and maintaining an ongoing amicable relationship throughout and after your divorce?
- Would you prefer to keep your divorce proceedings private and outside of court intervention, if possible?
- Do you have an interest in co-parenting your children?
- Would you like to remain a family in spite of the divorce?
|Family Law Litigation||Collaborative Divorce|
|Lasts||12-24 months on avg||4-8 months/on avg.|
|Costs||$20,000 per person/on average||$6,000 per person/on average|
|Resolution||Not all issues resolved||All issues successfully decided|
|Post-Agreement Litigation||Most likely will occur||Less than 5% of the time|