Is Collaborative Law Faster than Litigation?

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Is Collaborative Law faster?  Usually, BUT it’s not necessarily “fast”.The Collaborative process is deliberate.  We follow a Roadmap that is logical and efficient. At our first joint meeting, we usually explain the process, make sure everyone understands it and then get a firm commitment from everyone to follow the process.  We also discuss the goals and expectations of each party. …

Patience Please!

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Sometimes, people get anxious to get their divorce over with.  That’s understandable.  Divorce is stressful, difficult and often unpleasant.  It’s usually not a good experience, unless you and your spouse both are still cordial with each other and both want to move fairly quickly through the process.  Even if things start out well, try not to be in too big …

How Fast is Collaborative Law?

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Here’s a quick answer. The Collaborative Law process is NOT FAST.  When you are dealing with significant assets and important family relationships, it is not prudent to make snap decisions.  When there are important matters to decide, be prepared to take an appropriate amount of time to analyze the situation and then come to a decision.  This is not a …

Why Is It Taking So Long? (Part 2)

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In part one of this topic, we pointed out that Collaborative Law usually doesn’t take as long as a significant, contested litigation case. In addition, there are some reasons why Collaborative cases require a number of meetings. When you are the person attending the meetings, doing the homework and meeting with your attorney and the neutral mental health professional (MHP) …

Hold Your Horses!

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One of the biggest challenges in Collaborative Law is impatience. Sometimes, after the parties learn about the process and commit to using it, they suddenly grow very anxious to have the matter resolved. Even when the attorneys and other professionals explain the standard approach of five steps (set goals, gather information, identify issues, brainstorm and negotiate to resolution), some parties …