If your goal is to uncouple as amicably as possible with your children’s best interest at hand we recommend collaborative divorce. Collaborative divorce is said to be more efficient, more affordable, more comfortable, and more equitable than is traditional divorce. The divorcing spouses and their attorneys meet in four-way, face-to-face meetings where they discuss and attempt to agree on the timing and manner of their marriage dissolution. Parties commit to sharing information freely and openly instead of using the expensive, and sometimes lengthy, discovery process. Specialist such as financial planners, mental health counselors, and forensic accountants serve as members of your team when needed, to ensure the best possible outcomes. Once spouses reach agreement on settlement terms, the spouses and their attorneys draw up a contract and bring it before a family court judge who finalizes the divorce in an uncontested procedure. This process encourages communication, negotiation and equitable settlement. It reduces both costs and conflict and foster healthy interactions between the couple that is hopefully carried forward after the divorce is final.