When Gwyneth Paltrow announced that she was “consciously uncoupling” from Chris Martin several months ago, I heard the whoosh of a small intentional practice launch into the mainstream. And in turn, suddenly get sexy.
What does all of that money being spent on lawyer-driven divorce buy? It seems that there are a lot of horror stories about divorce out there; both the expense and the results. The following chart lists the outcomes that clients commonly want from a divorce – speed, certainty, better relationships with kids, and less fighting with the former spouse – and compares the results of mediated vs. litigated divorces.