What are the advantages to using collaborative law versus litigation or mediation?

By Laura M. Urbik Kern
May 02, 2016

In collaborative law, it's working with the parties – almost like mediation with lawyers except that you're putting everything on the table the same way. In court, you have to go through a lot more different steps – you have to do discovery, you have to do all the paperwork, and reviewing all the paperwork – whereas, if you go into collaborative law, everything is right there in front of you and everyone voluntarily brings it in, so it takes less time than the litigation system.


With 30 years of experience in family law, Laura M. Urbik Kern is a certified mediator and family lawyer who concentrates on dissolution, family and juvenile law, child support, and complex domestic relations cases. To learn more about Laura, visit her firm's online profile or her website laurakern.com.

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May 02, 2016
Categories:  Legal Issues|FAQs

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