Hopefully you will go into the process with the full knowledge of what is involved. Don’t think it is an easy route – it will be hard, but the alternatives are hard too. Of course, if you find the process does not suit you, or is not delivering what you wanted, you can withdraw. You are in control. It will mean you will both have to find new lawyers though, because, as part of the process, your collaborative lawyer signs an undertaking not to use the courts.