What is Collaborative Family Law? Collaborative family law is a process where everyone agrees to work together (to collaborate) to create acceptable solutions that work well for both parties, and without going to court. In the collaborative approach: Both parties agree to stay out of court The emphasis is on creating solutions that address the values and goals of both parties and their children The sole objective is to reach an efficient, fair, comprehensive settlement of all issues. Who are we? We are a group of independent lawyers and helping professionals who, although not in partnership, work together in cases that are suitable for the collaborative process and without going to court.