Is A Collaborative Divorce Faster Than A Regular Divorce?

As a Portland Oregon divorce lawyer trained in both collaborative divorce and litigation, I hear a lot of process questions about which dispute resolution method is faster. The speed at which you can get through either process is fact dependent, however, with willing and motivated parties, collaborative divorce can be faster and more efficient. With collaborative divorce, you avoid being subject to the court’s schedule and potential multiple court dates, and can instead set your own schedule for how fast the case goes. The caveat is that the collaborative model is built on cooperation and consensus, and if there is no agreement, the process can stall out.

By Sean Stephens
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About Sean Stephens

Sean Stephens is a founding member of Stephens & Margolin LLP He was born in Eugene, Oregon and is a fourth generation Oregonian. Mr. Stephens attended the University of Oregon, and graduated in with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with a minor in English Literature. His psychology studies emphasized early childhood development. To find out more or contact C. Sean Stephens, visit Stephens & Margolin LLP. You can find more about him at Stephens & Margolin LLP and find him on Google +" here.
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3 Responses to Is A Collaborative Divorce Faster Than A Regular Divorce?

  1. I agree with you 100% about the speed of the process being fact dependent.

  2. Very informative post. I never knew that the process of regular divorce takes a long time.

  3. Collaborative divorce is the good idea for those who have no time to attend the court’s multiple dates. Thanks for posting the great and valuable blog on the web.

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