Collaborative Divorce can be less costly, particularly less emotionally costly, than traditional adversarial divorces. Attorney fees paid by the client are for intensive and productive work during meetings rather than useless time when attorneys are required to sit idly in court for hours without any value to the client, or play the telephone game between the clients and attorneys to resolve one issue after numerous one-way calls. In addition, parties are able to maintain complete control over the outcome by utilizing their interdisciplinary team to creatively craft solutions to the legal, financial, and other issues they must resolve. In this way, both parties are more committed to their decisions and are better equipped to respond to the myriad of challenges presented during a divorce and afterward. Emphasis is on the future rather than the divorce itself and parties work in a dignified manner with the goal of preserving and strengthening vital family relationships.