Does collaborative divorce still include strict financial disclosure by both parties?
Yes. During the process of collaborative divorce, you and your partner will both have to complete the same level of financial disclosure as a regular divorce. Your collaborative lawyer will still pay just as much attention to detail in drafting your documents, and will ensure that you know your financial rights around property and support issues.
Collaborative lawyers will work with you to find a creative financial solution that feels fair for both you and your spouse. A benefit to this is that you may be more likely to end up with a solution that you feel good about, rather than relying on a judge to determine an outcome based on what they feel is right. Ultimately, collaborative divorce may provide you with more control over the financial outcome of your divorce.