A few weeks ago, we wrote a blog post centered around what collaborative divorce is and how it is beneficial. This week, we want to dive deeper and share more details about this process. With that being said, here are a few things you should know about collaborative divorces:
The Cost of Collaborative Divorce
This type of divorce focuses on the future of the ex-spouses, helping them save time, sometimes money and stress. The idea of it is to find an agreement that works for everyone and that is mutually beneficial. According to Forbes, “a collaborative divorce for a 40+ couple might cost between $15,000 and $50,000.” This cost is typically more than a mediation, but less than a litigation. It’s best to speak with your lawyer about the goals you have for your divorce to determine the best method.
How Experts are Used in a Collaborative Divorce
The first step in this divorce process is for each spouse to hire an attorney experienced in collaboration. After locking in a lawyer, it’s time to develop your “team,” including a financial and child specialist, along with a divorce coach. “With the attorneys and specialists in place, you will have your collaborative divorce team, who will work together in order to help you and your spouse find the best options and reach the best resolutions for your family.” (Divorcenet)
The Advantages of Collaborative Divorce
The goal of this type of divorce is to leave you and your ex-spouse with a mutually beneficial situation financially, mentally and family-wise. The attorneys and divorce teams work together to leave the spouses in a better place than if they would have chosen a mediation or litigation.
If you have any questions about collaborative divorce or how to move forward with one in the Tampa Bay area, then hire one of the top divorce lawyers. Call us: (813) 907-9807
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