A collaborative divorce did not work out — what are my options now?

Sometimes, emotions can runs so high during a divorce, that attempting collaborative law does not work out as expected. If you and your spouse cannot reach a friendly agreement, the case might have to be taken to court. An experienced Boulder divorce attorney like Sara Ross can help you figure out whether litigation should be your next course of action — call for a consultation.


Sara Ross: “In the event the collaborative process fails—that is, they cannot come to an agreement on all or part of the issues—the lawyers will withdraw and they have to hire new counsel who will then litigate the case with them. People have a reasonable concern that that may cost a lot of money to have to hire new lawyers, but the amount of work that gets done in the collaborative process and how quickly it gets done is awe-inspiring.

If the collaborative process fails and you end up litigating, you’ve come a really long way. You understand all the issues. Hopefully you understand a lot of the issues. You probably have a lot of information from the other side, and they understand a lot about where you’re coming from. It’s also possible to settle some of the issues collaboratively and then litigate some.”