Team supported divorce means using an interdisciplinary team of professionals working collaboratively to help a family restructure the emotional, financial, and legal relationships.

Each professional on the team is responsible for certain things and each team is structured depending on the particular needs of the family.  By working on only their own areas of expertise, services to the family are more effective, and because the fees charged by other professionals are generally less than a lawyer's fees, the total cost to the family is reduced.

Team supported divorce can be the same as "collaborative divorce", but it isn't necessarily the same.  Refer to the diagram.

If the parents are willing to enter into a formal collaborative law process, then team supported divorce becomes collaborative divorce.

Collaborative divorce is the best approach for families, but it requires the commitment of both parents.