Avoiding Divorce Delays the Collaborative Way

We’ve all heard stories about divorces where one of the partners creates delay after expensive delay. Weeks can go by between court appearances where the decisions that will keep the process moving might or might not get made. And while a mediated divorce has the potential to be more efficient, someone who wants to delay the divorce or avoid paying support can stall in mediation as effectively as they can in a court of law.

In a collaborative divorce, the entire team has experience identifying and responding to efforts to delay the process. Both parties and their attorneys sign “no court” contracts at the outset obligating the lawyers to withdraw their representation if the partners end up changing their minds and going to court. This creates an incentive for both sides to keep the process moving.

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