1. Initial meeting with your own collaborative attorney to discuss the facts of your situation and the collaborative process.
2. Communication between your collaborative attorney and your spouse regarding the collaborative process. This is typically a letter outlining the collaborative process and inquiring whether your spouse has in an interest in proceeding collaboratively.
3. Agreement between spouses and attorneys to handle the case collaboratively.
4. Create an agenda for initial meeting which normally includes addressing immediate issues such as household expenses and parenting time, discussing issues and concerns about divorce and post divorce life, establishing framework for addressing future issues, setting goals and reviewing collaborative divorce agreement.