A conventional or contested divorce is only obtained through the litigation process.  In the litigation process all, or some, unresolved issues are presented to the Court for a judicial resolution.  In order to obtain a judicial resolution a contested hearing will be held and evidence and testimony will be presented to the Judge.  The litigation process is an adversarial process and each attorney is committed to obtain the best outcome for his or her client possible, given the facts and circumstances of any particular case.  A resolution obtained through the collaborative process in gained through a committed effort by the collaborative team to limit hostility, to preserve the family unit, to voluntarily provide all material information, and to create settlement terms designed to acknowledge the respective positions of each party.

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