1) The voluntary, free and open exchange of information. 2) The pledge not to litigate (go to court for decision-making), and the mandatory withdrawal of both attorneys and other team professionals if either party litigates. 3) The professionals' commitment to use their best skills to assist you in reaching an agreement without having to resort to judicial decision-making. 4) A balanced commitment to respect both parties' shared goals. Source: International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Collaborative Divorce is a process that enables couples who are divorcing or otherwise breaking up, each represented by counsel, to resolve their conflicts in a healthy way, without “fighting it out” in court.