In a traditional divorce, the divorcing couple relies upon the court system and judges to resolve their disputes. Unfortunately, in a traditional divorce, the couple often comes to view each other as adversaries, and the divorce may be a battleground. The resulting conflicts take an immense toll on the family’s emotions and finances. Collaborative divorce is by definition a non-adversarial approach. The collaborative divorce process is designed solely to make it possible for creative, respectful collective problem solving by the only people who will have to live with the decisions – the participants and their family. In collaborative divorce the professionals focus on the participants and their circumstances rather than waiting in court for your case to be called. The professionals will assist the participants in the realistic discussions and reducing conflicts.