As a family law attorney in practice since 1982, I have seen the way our traditional litigation system often fails families in getting through the divorce process and moving forward with their lives. An alternative to the divorce battlefield is Collaborative Divorce also known as California “No Court” Divorce. The California collaborative divorce model offers spouses the opportunity to resolve their issues more calmly and rationally than the devastating conflict that is frequently found in a litigation setting. This often results in lower attorney fees and costs, prompt resolution, and offers an excellent opportunity to repair and rebuild communication and co-parenting where children are involved. I prefer a ‘win-win’ approach, as being the best overall resolution in a divorce.