Collaborative divorce is an alternative to going to court. It is less combative, more private, and is often recommended when the parties desire a positive relationship going forward, especially when children are involved. You and your spouse would agree to resolve all of your conflicts through collaborative means, as opposed to going to court, and all parties would agree to openly communicate and share information. While both you and your spouse would retain individual attorneys, we all work together with other professionals to resolve your case. The team of professionals could include attorneys, child specialists, mental health, and financial professionals. In the end, you and your spouse negotiate a mutually acceptable settlement agreement, as opposed to having a judge decide.