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Is collaborative law the same as mediation?

Is collaborative law the same as mediation?

Collaborative Law is definitely not Mediation. In fact, the Collaborative Law process is relatively new and conducted by attorneys who sign an agreement not to take the case to litigation, if the Collaborative process breaks down.

Though often marketed as similar to mediation, a Collaborative Divorce is typically much more expensive, as the couple still has to pay two lawyers, who have been trained as adversaries in an adversarial system, and are likely to behave as such. Which notoriously slows down the process, and in turn, can dramatically increase the cost of a Legal Separation or Divorce for the couple.

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