Is this process public or private?

Collaborative Divorce is a private, confidential process. By contrast, information in a traditional, litigated divorce is not always kept private. Multiple motions (including any affidavits that allege bad behavior), pleadings, listings of assets, and sworn statements are all filed with the court clerk. Hearings are held in open court where court transcripts record what was said.

Privacy protection is a key advantage of Collaborative Divorce—all the more so in this information age, where private data can easily become public. Most people want the details of their personal life, and of their business or profession, not to leak to friends, family or competitors.