In March, I attended a four day course on collaborative law and mediation. The participants were attorneys, mental health professionals (counselors, therapists, psychologists) and financial experts. The experience was exciting in many respects. It was great to see so many people who are genuinely interested in Alternative Dispute Resolution and helping families resolve their differences in a healthy, productive manner. The couples who take this route of resolving disputes seem genuinely pleased to conclude their “business” with one another and move forward with their lives. I gained valuable insight from the mental health professionals who I hope will assist me in serving as a mediator, collaborative lawyer or counsel in family law disputes in the future.