The Collaborative Process is a full-service, team-based Peacemaking Process. The parties voluntarily agree to stay out of court and commit to working together with the help of a team of Collaborative Professionals to reach agreement and resolution. Each case is unique, so the members of your team will depend upon what you and the other party need, want, and agree to. A significant benefit of the Collaborative Process is that the professionals work together collaboratively, rather than duplicating work or actively working against each other. This includes the attorneys that each party generally hires separately, as well as any other supporting roles that the parties choose together and usually hire jointly, as neutral professionals. The avoids duplication of effort, time and expenses. Even more importantly, this holistic approach focuses resources and energy on resolving the conflict underlying the legal issues. This type of conflict resolution can be transformative, particularly for families.