In collaborative divorce, the two lawyers for the parties work toward resolution and collaboration instead of advocating their client’s positions. The lawyers are assisted by a conciliator and whatever other professionals are necessary. Our firm does not participate in Certified Collaborative Divorce. The reason we do not is that the parties and counsel agree that if the matter is not resolved by the Collaborative method, then the parties will use different lawyers to litigate the issues in court. We find this aspect of collaborative law to be extremely expensive. We, however, do take an approach in our contested cases to seek resolution at the earliest possible moment, as it is usually in the client’s interest to resolve the case on terms acceptable to the client.