Divorce Settlement Solutions


Protecting Your MaritalĀ  Assets

DIVORCE MODEL COMPARISON

                        Divorce Models:  A Comparison
INTEGRATED MEDIATION COLLABORATIVE
Who Controls Couple Couple Couple
the Process
Degree of Encourages cooperation Encourages  You and your spouse
Adversity cooperation pledge mutual respect
Court  Outside court Outside court Outside court
Involvement
Cost Less than litigation Less than litigation Often less than litigation
with help of neutrals with the help of coaches
and neutrals
Control of  Couple Couple Couple
Timetable
Attorney  As needed Not necessary but Beginning to end your  
Involvement recommended at the end recommended at the  lawyers work toward a 
end mutually created 
settlement
Voluntary vs. Voluntary Voluntary Voluntary
Mandatory
Facilitation of Chosen specialists educate Mediator Collaborative practice 
Communication and assist you and your    specialists educate and 
spouse on how to effectively   assist you and your spouse 
communicate with each on how to effecytively 
other communicate with each
other
Use of Outside  Jointly retained  "neutral"  Mediator Jointly retained  "neutral" 
Experts specialists provide   specialists provide  
information and guidance  information and guidance 
helping you and your  helping you and your 
spouse develop informed, spouse develop informed,
mutually beneficial  mutually beneficial 
solutions solutions
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