• What happens to my pension? Cottage? Business?
  • How am I going to get through this?
  • When will I stop feeling sad? Ashamed?
  • How will we split everything?
  • How will we tell the children?
  • What will everyone think?
  • What about the kids?
  • Does it have to be a big court battle?
  • Do we have to sell the house?
  • How am I going to pay the bills?

Cost Comparison Details – Collaborative Cases


Financial Cost of Collaborative Cases

The cost of Collaborative cases varies depending on the case and the issues involved. Some cases settle very quickly. Some cases take several meetings. Some cases do not involve all the professionals. The following cost estimates are per person.

Family Coach

» Cost range: $750 to $2,250
• Meet with clients individually and together as necessary
• Ensure case moves forward
• Attend five–way meetings as necessary to help negotiate agreements
• Meet with children if appropriate
• Draft Parenting Plan with the co-parents

Financial Specialist

» Cost: $750 to $1,800
• Meet with clients individually and together as necessary
• Collect, organize and analyze financial documentation
• Communicate with lawyers regarding any legal issues that arise
• Create Collaborative Financial Review
• Attend five-way meeting was necessary to help negotiate agreements

Lawyer

» Cost range: $1,500 to $3,500 per person
• Meet with client individually and at five-way meetings as necessary
• Create separation agreement
• Attend five-way meetings as necessary to help negotiate agreements


Range of Cost: $4,500 to $11,500 total.
Per person, costs could be approximately $2,250 to $5,525

Costs vary from case to case depending on the complexity of the issues and the parties involved. This cost estimate represents typical cases and may not represent your actual costs.

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