Collaborative Divorce is relatively new to Lousiana. However, Collaborative Divorce was conceived in Minnesota almost 25 years ago by attorneys who were frustrated with the process of divorce litigation – frustrated for themselves, for their clients, and for their clients’ children. Since then, Collaborative Divorce has spread throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, and a number of other countries. It continues to grow rapidly. The concept of collaboration is suited not only to divorce and family law, but also to the resolution of other kinds of civil disputes and conflicts.