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55 U. Louisville L. Rev. Online 45 (2017)
My Old Collaborative Home: An Alternative to Traditional Divorce
Brenon Russell*
Abstract

One of the many scary truths the millenial generation has to face is a high divorce rate among married couples. The divorce industry has become a $28 billion annual industry, "with the average cost of divorce . . . around $20,000." Compared to the national average of 3.6 divorces per 1,000 people, Kentucky divorce rates are higher at 4.1 divorces per 1,000 people. Due to the high number of divorces, a market has developed in the practice of law to handle the abundance. Because of its cost, time, and other reasons to be explained in this Note, the founders of the new method ran out of patience with the traditional divorce method. They decided to offer a more civil alternative to divorce, one in which each party kept respect for one another, and one in which the court was hardly needed. This trend, that began in Minnesota in 1990, has since come to be known as collaborative law and has been growing in popularity throughout the country ever since. 

* J.D. Candidate, May 2017, Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville.