In a collaborative divorce, the parties commit to settle their case. To show that commitment, they sign a contract called a Participation Agreement that signifies the commencement of a collaborative divorce. As the case progresses and issues arise, other professionals such as custody and financial experts, are brought in to help resolve the case issue-by-issue. Two of our attorneys, Jeralyn Lawrence and Rita Aquilio are members of the New Jersey Council of Collaborative Practice Groups. The collaborative approach mitigates fighting and the strain of litigation, while promoting respect and keeps the spouses in control of the divorce process.