Collaborative Practice works best for clients who wish to settle without going to court and are willing to commit to a good faith effort to do so. In Collaborative Practice, each client maintains control over his/her decision-making rather than having a judge decide about important details of his/her future. Clients also control the amount of information that becomes a part of the public record (normally, the entire divorce file is open to the public, including any allegations made by either party in obtaining temporary orders or at trial.) People in conflict often have continuing relationships with each other, as co-parents, business colleagues, or through their circle of friends and relatives, and their community. Collaborative Practice will increase the possibility of maintaining a civil or even cordial relationship with the other person after the resolution of the conflict. Those who wish to dramatically reduce legal fees should also consider Collaborative Practice. A dispute that goes through the entire legal process, including a trial can cost more than $20,000 for each client. The formal legal procedures take much more attorney time (and client money) than the less formal process used in Collaborative Practice. The focus on settlement moves the case to resolution faster than the typical court-directed case, which also reduces fees.