The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) defines collaborative practice as:
Empowers you to resolve your legal disputes without judges, magistrates or court personnel making decisions for you.
Provides you with specially trained Collaborative lawyers, mental health and financial professionals to educate, support and guide you in reaching balanced, respectful and lasting agreements.
Offers you a safe and dignified environment to reduce the conflict and minimize its impact on you, your children, your family and your life.
This IACP video provides a real-world overview of the benefits of collaborative divorce.