What is the difference between collaborative divorce and litigation based divorce?
The litigation based model is flawed.
It is unfortunately the norm in most divorces, but it has an inherent problem that the parties are not in charge.
The lawyers are not in charge either.
It is the Court that is in charge.
The Judge is the ultimate decision maker, which is problematic when you are dealing with people’s lives, children and finances. The Judge is doing their job by making the decisions that parties are unable to make. But make no mistake, the Judges are not personally invested in the matter, they do not have to live with the decisions as you and your spouse do.
Therefore, when parties are presented with an option of making their own decisions, they would generally choose that road.
Now there is another school of thought that critics of the collaborative divorce process are advocating.
Read more about Collaborative Divorce HERE