Does a Collaborative Case Save Money?
The only provable savings from a collaborative law case is that a collaborative case is far less likely to be followed up by post-decree litigation within the five years after the decree than a litigation case. Cases that become expensive in either a litigated or collaborative process are equally likely to have been expensive in the other approach. Collaborative cases are extremely likely to result in full settlement, which saves trial costs. At Griffiths Law, it is our experience that even our “litigation track” cases are quite likely to result in full settlement prior to trial. The goal to save money sometimes can contribute to a choice for a collaborative process, however that is not a sufficient reason to choose collaboration.