Collaborative Divorce is a process in which a team of collaboratively trained professionals (that can include attorneys, psychologists/counselors, financial experts and others as needed) help a divorcing couple navigate through the legal, emotional and financial aspects of their divorce before filing any court action for divorce. All parties and professionals are committed to work together for the best interest of the family. The collaborative attorneys agree not to represent the parties in a court action if terms are not agreed upon in the Collaborative Divorce. This agreement encourages all participants to focus on the goal of reaching a collaborative agreement. When an agreement is reached, the parties simply file for divorce and present their collaboratively attained proposed Judgment of Divorce for court approval, so no litigation is required.