In Collaborative Divorce, court access is not needed for resolution of the type of issues demanded in litigation, such as Temporary Orders Hearings, Temporary Restraining Orders, Injunctions, Discovery Fights/ Motions to Compel, Motions to Enforce, Depositions, Subpoenas, and compliance with strict deadlines in Pre-Trial Scheduling Orders, including those related to dueling experts. In Collaborative Divorce, all temporary matters and production of relevant documents are handled through the transparency of the collaborative process, and to the satisfaction of all parties. All of this is accomplished without the need for intervention of a Court.
An additional and critical benefit of the Collaborative Divorce is privacy.
The potential for loss of privacy by the required submission into the public record of financial documents, medical records and other highly personal information required by a litigated divorce is heightened by the processes being employed by Courts in connection with their new video/virtual Courts. Try as they may, the records are even more exposed as is the actual testimony that is elicited. While most Divorce Courts are open to the public to walk in and sit down to listen and observe, the new process is even more open to the public. In Texas, the Divorce Courts are live streaming the audio on their fully public YouTube channels or Facebook Live for anyone who is in quarantine with nothing else to do but listen to the testimony in your divorce and custody case.
The Collaborative Divorce process is completely private.