Each individual is represented by an attorney who acts on their respective behalf. In this scenario, there isn’t an adversarial process by the lawyers. They are not trying to win at the other spouse’s expense. The attorneys have undergone collaborative divorce training, and there is room to come up with constructive and creative solutions. They aim to create a safe and respectful atmosphere for all parties involved.
The collaborative team includes neutral mental health experts, financial specialists, and child development specialists if required. Their collective expertise is valuable and helps to speed up the process.
Meetings with the attorneys, spouses, and the collaborative team are used to create the settlement that is then submitted to the family law court. This is how collaborative divorces are resolved.