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The Modern Divorce Team

The cost of an uncontested, out-of-court Separation Agreement is normally unpredictable. Fees routinely range to well beyond $15,000 per person. Our expert team of four collaborative experts has just introduced flat-rate divorce packages ranging from $4,775 to $8,750 per person. Moreover, clients who qualify won’t need to pay a penny until the process is over.

The Modern Divorce Team provides a mediator, a financial expert and two lawyers, one who will represent the interests of each spouse. This is all the expertise you need in one place – for much less time and money than the standard divorce solution. We created this option to ease the stress of our clients, who are often grieving the loss of their family dream, fearing an uncertain future for themselves and their children, and feeling very alone.

We help couples reach a legally binding settlement within 6 to 10 months, or less. For clients who qualify, payment can be deferred until the case is settled. This can also include financing the rental of separate living quarters, if needed, while your agreement is being negotiated.

We offer 3 packages:

The Family Package,  ($17,500 per couple or $8,750 per person + HST)*

The Couples Package, ($14,650 per couple or $6,375 per person + HST)*

The Starter Package (not many issues) ($9,550 per couple or $4,775 per person + HST)*

* current pricing, subject to change

We can also customize a plan for specific needs, such as owning a business, in addition to offering deferred payment for those who need the extra “wiggle room”.

All of our packages involve a co-ordinated team of 4 divorce specialists:

Two neutrals:

Mike MacConnell, accredited family mediator, your point person, who handles all negotiations. www.reflectivemediation.ca

Eva Sachs, divorce financial expert, who gathers and completes joint financial disclosure. www.evasachs.com

Plus two lawyers:

Anna-Marie Musson, collaborative family lawyer, representing and supporting one spouse. www.mlawgroup.ca

Ryan Osbourne, collaborative family lawyer, representing and supporting the other spouse. www.osbournecollaborativelaw.com .

Even if you avoid going to court, which is notoriously lengthy and expensive, there are risks to traditional Out-of-Court settlements.

These include:

  • If you do it yourself, you will almost certainly lack the full financial disclosures and legal expertise that are required to provide you with full protection;
  • Family lawyers charge by the hour, and are trained in an adversarial system. Expenses mount unexpectedly when they quarrel and charge for each interaction;
  • The time frame is unpredictable when you hire lawyers or, a mediator, who do not communicate regularly with one another or interact smoothly;
  • Family lawyers are not financial specialists. You risk a settlement that doesn’t have the expertise to accurately determine support obligations and equalization of assets.

We are committed to avoiding the tensions that can arise between lawyer and client when the total service costs are open ended.  Many lawyers will need their retainers topped up several times during the course of finalizing a divorce.  Clients are usually okay with this once or maybe twice, but as the costs escalate over time there can be a loss of goodwill in the relationship

 We want to ensure our relationship is pure, secure and transparent at all times

With The Modern Divorce Team as guides, clients are the decision-makers. You come away with the full protection of an expertly crafted Separation Agreement that has been customized to meet the unique needs of your family, now and for the future.