How much does Collaborative divorce cost in Minnesota?
The cost of a Collaborative divorce is difficult to estimate, but a couple who chooses the Collaborative process is likely to pay less for their divorce than had they chosen to go the traditional court process. This is because the discovery process in a litigated divorce is time-consuming and therefore very expensive, as are the multiple court hearings for which the attorneys must prepare and then attend.
Although Collaborative divorce uses more professionals, they work very efficiently in resolving the case, focus on joint problem solving and encourage couples to work together however they can while knowing when they need help. The degree of conflict, complexity of issues and assets and ability to have flexible thinking are key indicators of cost.