Collaborative divorce is cheaper than litigation (going to court) court because collaborative divorce does not involve the multitude of steps, fees and court costs. However, it cannot be said that collaborative divorce is “cheap”. As in all legal processes, there are costs involved, including lawyers’ fees. However, the lawyers will not need to charge for the various documents, attendances at court, etc. The parties will discuss fees with their own lawyers.
As in all family law proceedings, every situation is different and therefore the costs cannot be generalized. Nonetheless, the non-monetary costs such as stress and delay are minimized through the use of collaborative divorce.