The Collaborative process typically starts when one or both parties consult with a collaboratively trained attorney. With the help of their attorneys, the parties may select additional professionals to be party of a collaborative team. Additional professionals include Financial Neutrals, Divorce Coaches, and Child Specialists. Each member of the Collaborative team must sign a Collaborative participation agreement, which requires 100% disclosure of all material facts, mutual respect, sharing of experts and information, and most importantly, a pledge to keep the matter out of court. The end-goal of Collaborative is to reach an amicable and mutually acceptable solution.