Fixed Price Collaborative & Cooperative Divorce in Wisconsin
There are two divorce processes which are becoming increasingly popular among Wisconsin families. The first is the collaborative approach. The second is the cooperative approach.
In a collaborative divorce, both parties are required to have attorneys who are certified as Wisconsin collaborative divorce lawyers. We have a number of them at our office. In this collaborative approach, both parties and the attorneys will sign a contract saying that we are not going to go to court.
We’re going to resolve all issues outside of the courtroom, in a series of settlement conferences and bringing in outside experts, such as child experts and specialists, and financial experts and specialists, to help resolve all of the outstanding issues in your divorce case. In the event there’s a breakdown in the negotiations, both parties must fire their lawyers, and hire new lawyers to start over on a contested basis.
In a cooperative approach, both parties and their attorneys are trying to resolve all issues outside of court, and there’s a commitment to doing that. However, there is no contract that requires the parties to fire their lawyers and hire new lawyers, in the event there is a breakdown in the negotiations.