In a collaborative law case, I am representing one party as his or her attorney of record, and the other party has a separate attorney of record who is also a collaborative law attorney. However, all four of us have agreed that the case shall be resolved outside of the court system, and that we shall, through a step-by-step process, resolve all issues by agreement. The case progresses in this fashion and shall have no direct court involvement. Often, other professionals are used to help with this process, as needed. Examples would be using a financial expert for valuation issues or tax advice, or using one or more mental health professionals as coaches for one or both parties, or to work with both parties to resolve parenting plan or custody issues. This method of resolving a case is most often used in a divorce but it could be any family law case.