In the vast majority of cases, a collaborative divorce will end up being substantially less expensive than a litigated divorce in Queens.
First, in a litigated action, the parties will be footing the bill for various back-and-forth motions that have to be written up by their attorneys, then filed – with filing fees – with the court, then paying the bills for any hearings related to the motions.
This can, and often does, go on for months and longer.
In a collaborative divorce, the spouses and their attorneys begin by contractually agreeing not to go to court, and proceeding through a structured negotiation process where both have equal input.
Experts in necessary fields are agreed upon and utilized by the parties, so there’s no need for each side to hire, and pay for, their own competing experts.
At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we know that collaborative divorce is a cost effective and productive way for many couples to end their marriages.
Call us at 718-523-1111 and speak to an experienced Queens collaborative divorce attorney for free.