That depends. Each case is different. Mediations can be quick or may require many meetings. The length of mediaiton and collaboration depends on the complexities of the issues surrounding your divorce and how ready you are to reach consensus.
Typically, mediation and collaboration can be more cost effective methods to resolving your divorce. However, the cost depends on how effective you and your spouse can communicate and how complicated your issues are surrounding your divorce.
Mediation uses a neutral professional to guide the parties through the divorce process and develop a comprehensive separation agreement and parenting plan. Collaboration uses a team-based approach with lawyers, psychologists and financial experts to negotiate agreements .