Collaborative Divorce is a voluntary process in which couples and families settle disputes without any court intervention. The process provides each party with the support and guidance of their own lawyer to help the family craft a solution that fits their unique needs. The Collaborative process is designed around the specific needs of each family, and the process is controlled by the family, so it is particularly suited for the LGBTQ community. In Collaborative Divorce, each person, including mental health professionals and financial advisors, if needed, commits to open dialogue and information sharing and to negotiate and create shared solutions that may be very different from what a court would order. Many couples find Collaborative Divorce to be a welcome alternative to the often destructive, and sometimes very expensive aspects of court proceedings. For more information, go to collaborativepractice.com.