In some situations, it is almost as though a divorce writes itself. In some, there is so much conflict that typical negotiations will not work.

Because of this, there are multiple ways to approach a divorce. In the modern family law court, collaborative divorce has become very popular due to how comparatively quick and affordable it is. However, according to Forbes Magazine, if you have a high level of conflict in your divorce you may need to take your divorce to court in order to get favorable results.

Why is trial more expensive?

Trial divorce tends to be more expensive than collaborative divorce because it requires the involvement of the courts and much more time. For example, if you are going to court you will need to meet with your attorney frequently to prepare. These additional meetings will make your divorce more expensive.

Additionally, you will need to make time in your schedule to attend court. This may require you to take time off of work, costing you both time and money.

When is a trial more favorable?

Collaborative divorce requires collaboration from both parties. If your divorce is extremely acrimonious, you may not be able to negotiate effectively with your ex-spouse. If you and your ex-spouse are at an impasse in your negotiations, there may be no other recourse for you outside of court.

Keep in mind that the courtroom is not a good place to get on your soapbox and talk about how awful your ex-spouse is. Rather, you must work together with your attorney to show the judge using the law that you have a right to the divorce terms you are seeking.