When it comes to divorce and owning a business together, going to court can be extremely disruptive to the ongoing operations of the business. In collaborative divorce proceedings a couple is guided by their attorneys to consider all of the options for the business, whether it’s exercising a buy-sell agreement, dividing the value in some way, or crafting a strategy for both parties to stay in the business post-divorce. By using collaborative divorce proceedings, options for resolution generally expand and the couple is more likely to cooperate at least to keep the business healthy and profitable during the divorce process.