No. Just because you make a contract to stay out of court doesn’t mean you have to settle for less. In Collaborative Practice, we help the participants to achieve equitable settlements which focus on their unique needs, goals, and what is best for the family. You will co-create many options and you will be the decision makers, rather than a judge who doesn’t know you.
Settlements reached through the Collaborative process are generally much more satisfactory and durable than settlements reached on the courthouse steps. They can often be creative and uniquely crafted to your personal situation in a way that isn’t possible through the courts.