Collaborative Divorce


Collaborative Divorce always has two attorneys, and usually, one or two neutrals.

The lawyer, as in litigation, serves as an advocate. Different from litigation, the lawyers work cooperatively with each other. Meanwhile, neutral professionals provide expertise, empathy and support to both sides.


A well-functioning Collaborative Divorce team can handle high conflict and high complexity. In litigation, advocating too aggressively can lead to trouble for clients and their children. Collaborative Divorce provides a good balance of strong advocacy and reasonable cooperation.


Collaborative Divorce, while usually less expensive than litigation, is often more costly than mediation.


In one alternative version, more of the work is accomplished by two neutral professionals, usually a facilitator and a financial specialist, to save cost.