Collaborative divorce is an out of court process for parties who have decided to separate or terminate their marriages and want to work together and agree on a plan that can benefit them and their children. By signing a Participation Agreement, the parties commit to being respectful towards each other as they resolve their divorce-related issues. A team of professionals is engaged to help the parties. The typical team is comprised of trained collaborative divorce counsel along with neutral professionals such as a communication coach, parenting specialist, and a financial professional. The professionals (1) assist the parties in determining their interests, cares and concerns, (2) help them obtain the information they need, and (3) offer creative solutions tailored to their situation and the decisions required for the termination of their marriage. Collaborative divorce saves time and money when compared to a traditional litigated divorce, and it provides parties with more a more enduring outcome for them and their family.