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Collaborative divorce clients choose specially trained collaborative divorce lawyers who are committed to negotiating a complete and enduring settlement. Clients and attorneys agree by contract to work together respectfully, honestly and in good faith to find win-win solutions for the legitimate needs of both parties. Clients agree in advance not to go to court, except to secure the actual divorce decree, and only in uncontested proceedings. Negotiations are conducted primarily in meetings with both the clients and attorneys in the room. Full disclosure and transparency are hallmarks of this process. Gamesmanship, threats to "see you in court" and the like are absent in this process by agreement. In the event the case does not settle, the collaborative attorneys are required to withdraw and are out of a job, unable to represent either client against the other again. The clients choose new litigation counsel; this feature further encourages efficient and lasting resolution.