What happens if a couple doesn’t reach a settlement during the collaborative process?

By Joe Spirito
November 25, 2015

Statistically, approximately 88% of all cases that start off in collaboration are resolved through collaboration. If you're looking at the 12% that perhaps transition to litigation, that's what happens when the collaborative process reaches an impasse that can't be otherwise resolved. One or both of the attorneys would submit a notice of termination of the collaborative model and then the parties are able to proceed to litigation.


Founding partner of McGaughey & Spirito in Redondo Beach, California, Joe Spirito has been practicing family law since 1982 and is currently serving as secretary of the Los Angeles County Bar’s Family Law Section.

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November 25, 2015
Categories:  Legal Issues|FAQs

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