A collaborative divorce works so well because the people involved are the people who are going to make the decisions. You’re not handing over the decision to some judge who doesn’t know your family. When you’re asked to present your financials and all your affidavits of financial net worth, you’ll be handing those into the courts if you’re in litigation. If you’re in collaborative or mediation, nobody sees those papers except your lawyer, his lawyer, and perhaps an accountant and that’s it. That’s why, for some people, it’s much better. It’s a much more private process. It’s worthwhile for individuals who are high-income individuals or who are in their own business to use the collaborative or mediation process since it is more private.
Leslye M. Schlesinger is an experienced divorce attorney with over 30 years of experience helping clients avoid litigation through alternative dispute resolution, including collaborative divorce and mediation. If you need to schedule a consultation, contact Leslye M. Schlesinger today.