Collaborative divorce is very different from litigation in Florida. Being a litigation family law attorney for many years and being a trained collaborative attorney, I have seen, firsthand, that collaborative divorce is so preferable to litigation. For one thing, it is less expensive. Secondly, there's less stress. Thirdly, there's complete financial disclosure and transparency, so whatever you need from the other side, in terms of financial information, is freely given. It also takes less time, and, ultimately, can be less expensive. It is far preferable to the litigation model.