The focus and basis of collaborative family law is to make resolving disputes as non-adversarial as possible as well as bring a sense of fairness and control to the process. Non-adversarial family law seeks to reach an agreement over the issues involved in a family law case without going to court, and uses a negotiation process rather than an adversarial process whenever possible. The parties attempt to reach agreement working with each other and with the advice and participation of their respective lawyers. The parties and their lawyers also can also use an independent mediator to help them achieve an agreement and resolve their differences through mediation if they so desire. The goal is to resolve all the family law issues by agreement rather than by the judge after a trial.Mr. Wise and Mr. Lieberman are both CFLI Collaboratively Trained Professionals.