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The Benefits of a Collaborative Divorce

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    It softens the divorce experience.

  • It engenders a sense of safety instead of fear.
  • It insulates the children from the dispute.
  • It generally saves the parties some 50% – 80% in attorney fees.
  • It generally saves the parties some 50% – 80% in attorney fees.
  • It’s much quicker. Most people require three to seven 4-way meetings.
  • The spouses do not engage in expensive legal proceedings just to obtain financial information from each other.
  • Neither spouse is forced to accept a solution that does not meet his or her interests and needs.
  • It gives the spouses control of the cost and the outcome of their divorce. Nothing happens until they say yes.
  • There is a parity of payment to both lawyers.
  • Neither spouse’s representation is disadvantaged by lack of funds.
  • Less healing time is involved.
  • The spouses control the amount of information that becomes part of the public record.

If 90-95% of all cases are settled before they actually go to trial, then shouldn’t the divorce attorneys spend much more of their time just flat-out trying to achieve a settlement rather then preparing for a trial that isn’t going to happen?

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Richard and Kari are staunch advocates of the non-court approach to divorce, and are also active and seasoned litigators with over 60 years of combined trial experience in the Illinois divorce courts of Cook, DuPage, and Will counties.


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