What does a Collaborative Divorce cost?
Collaborative attorneys and related professionals charge hourly rates for their services during Collaborative Divorce. Hourly rates vary between professionals.
It’s always a good idea for divorcing spouses to ask about rates up front so they can have a realistic budget of what a Collaborative Divorce will cost.
The process is organized and efficient, with the most significant savings realized by avoiding costly litigation. Without court battles, there is no need for legal discovery.
Legal discovery is an expensive quest for information which often requires digging for financial records, multiple property valuations and other details that could sway a judge to decide a particular legal outcome.
In Collaborative Divorce, the divorcing parties agree to provide all necessary information.
Collaborative participants do not spend hours waiting in a courtroom, nervous to argue their position before a judge who will decide their family’s fate.
The divorcing parties and their lawyers points of dispute, which do arise (because, hey, this is a divorce!). When that happens in a Collaborative Divorce, the team agrees to work through points of contention together at the conference room table or over Zoom.