Mediation involves the two parties and one mediator. A new way to resolve conflict in divorce matters is now available in South Africa which is similar to mediation, except that this process will involve each party and their own lawyer to follow the principles of collaborative law, also known as collaborative practise. During this process, the parties and their collaborative law attorneys, enter into a signed agreement to commit to a process of discussions and full disclosure with the main aim to reach an agreement without litigation. If the parties are unable to resolve the issues in dispute through this process, then their collaborative law attorneys will withdraw and they will each appoint their own new litigation attorney to litigate in court. Kindly visit www.nacp.co.za for more information.