What is a collaborative divorce?

A collaborative divorce is an alternative to a traditional litigated divorce. In a collaborative divorce, the decision making power is placed squarely in the hand of the divorcing parties. The focus is upon facilitating and encouraging the spouses to work together to reach an agreement on all issues. This is in comparison to a litigated divorce which ultimately puts decision making power in the hands of a family law judge who will never know everything he or she needs to know about your case and is limited by the laws and rules of evidence.