Collaborative Practice is a reasonable approach to divorce and is based on three principles:
- A pledge not to go to court
- An honest exchange of information by both spouses
- A solution that takes into account the highest priorities of both adults and their children.
The process is often conducted with a lawyer trained in CP for each spouse, usually an accountant as well as a mental health professional again who are skilled in the CP model of problem solving. One of the advantages of this model of practice is the amount of support available to the spouses within the team itself.