How the case Started?
- At initial consultation, Mr. C. (the husband) wanted a Collaborative Divorce. Why?
- He liked the benefits:
- Economic divorce – save money on legal fees and preserve the marital estate
- Control – not to naively put your destiny in the hands of a Judge (a stranger).
- We both communicated with Mrs. C. (the Wife) regarding Collaborative Law and its benefits and gave her a brochure and website so she could find a good Collaborative attorney for herself.
- all to no avail
- she did nothing for 6 months
- so, Mr. C. hired me to start a divorce litigation
- Ability to have an economic divorce starts being eroded
- Retainers typically higher for a divorce litigation than a Collaborative Divorce.
- divorce litigation is much more time consuming.
- So, you pay substantially more up front for litigation that you do for Collaborative
Loss of Control over events in your life from the Outset
- Wife responded to the Summons and Complaint with a Pendente Lite Motion
- She immediately asked for a Judge to grant her temporary relief (Child Support and Maintenance and counsel fees while case is pending)
- Husband (Mr. C.) and his attorney (me) must respond to that on paper (reminds […]