Is Collaborative Law Cheaper than Litigation?

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Is Collaborative Law cheaper?  Probably.Is Collaborative Law cheap?  Not necessarily, but it’s all relative.The Players.  In Texas, each party hires their own attorney.  Then, the attorneys select a neutral mental health professional (MHP) and a neutral financial professional (FP) to work with both parties.  That sounds like a lot of expense, but keep in mind that the MHP and FP …

The Cost of a Collaborative Case: Is It Cheap? Part 2

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There’s an old joke about divorce that sometimes goes like this:Q:  Was your divorce cheap? A:  No, but it was worth it!That joke could now apply to Collaborative divorces.  They are not cheap, but, if people must go through a divorce, this process is a much better way to do it.  At the same time, there are some ways to …

The Cost of a Collaborative Case: Is It Cheap? Part I

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Some people become interested in Collaborative Law because they are looking for a cheap way to get a divorce.  They assume one lawyer can handle the process and that there will be no fighting as they come to agreements.  Unfortunately, Collaborative Law doesn’t work that. There are always two lawyers and the parties often disagree on matters, but we keep …

Is Collaborative Law Worth the Cost?

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For people facing divorce, a common question is whether Collaborative cases are “cheaper than litigation”.  While there is no way to compare a specific Collaborative case to an abstract idea of a litigated case, we can say that Collaborative Law will avoid a lot of the expense involved in litigation.Attorneys will often talk about how the Collaborative process can save …

What Does a Collaborative Case Cost?

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A question that everyone asks, or wants to ask, when considering Collaborative Law is “what does it cost?”.  That’s a natural and legitimate question.The simple, but not-too-useful answer is:  somewhere between cheap and the cost of protracted litigation.  On top of that, cheap is not defined (it’s relative, after all) and the sky (or maybe the extent of one’s bank …

Is Collaborative Law Cheaper than Litigation?

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This is one of the most common questions I hear. Some people have gotten the idea that Collaborative Law is cheaper than litigation. In fact, some attorneys tell people that it is a cheaper process. Unfortunately, we can’t really determine that. No Way to Compare In some ways, I would like to think that Collaborative Law would be less expensive, …