What is Collaborative Law?

The Collaborative Process An Interest-Based Approach

Collaborative divorce is creative and supportive approach that considers the needs and interests of both spouses in a marriage dissolution or legal separation. We do not promise a conflict free divorce, but the collaborative approach will effectively and supportively manage conflict. 


You’ll develop your best path with the support and advocacy from the professionals you need so your entire transition is as smooth, clear and drama-free as possible.


As you work in this process, you’ll consider the choices you and your spouse create. The agreements you make are your own. The best solution for you and your post-divorce family will reduce future conflict and support each member to thrive.

Resolution & Support

This non-adversarial process supports a long term resolution where each client moves forward with the support they want, need and deserve. Parents are supported to minimize the emotional impact of family changes on the children.

Types of Collaborative Professionals Get Connected

As a non-profit professional organization of trained and experienced Collaborative Lawyers and allied professionals, we ensure that you get value from the services our members provide.

  • Family Law Attorneys

  • Civil Law Attorneys

  • Coaches

  • Child Specialists

  • Therapists

  • Financial Specialists

  • Mediators

  • Financial Planners

  • Mortgage Brokers

Frequently Asked Questions About Collaborative Divorce

There’s a better way for your family to move forward. Discover more about Collaborative Law for divorce, legal separation or parenting plans.

What is Collaborative Law?

The Collaborative Law Process is a way of helping people resolve disputes by working together respectfully to find their own interest-based, equitable resolutions.

Is Collaborative Law Process Different than Mediation?

Both Collaborative Law and Mediation are processes that encourage and support self-determined agreement. The Collaborative Law Process differs from Mediation because the Collaborative approach starts with a written commitment to avoid court or threats of litigation. The threat of going to court as an alternative to agreement is not used as a negotiation strategy in the Collaborative Process but is often used in a mediation process.

Using the Collaborative Law process, you will create, determine and choose your best settlement with the assistance of professionals who support your goal of a self-determined outcome.

Do you have scholarships available for Collaborative Law Basic Training?

Yes. Please see our Collaborative Law Basic Training scholarship page for information on scholarships.