To collaborate is to work with one another; cooperate. This is precisely what collaborative law is – collaboration instead of confrontation. Although each party has his or her own attorney, the case is handled from a team perspective, with a series of meetings geared toward a global resolution of the case. The goal is to settle all of the issues associated with the divorce and avoid costly litigation in Court. The collaborative approach is the preferred option for many couples and families. Not every family law attorney practices collaborative law, so the possibility of your case being handled collaboratively will depend on whom your spouse has retained as his or her attorney.