According to this slideshow, the top ten celebrity divorce settlements come with the rather dubious honor of the owing spouse funding such settlements as $100 million dollars (Tiger Woods).  We suspect, but cannot prove, that most celebrities’ divorces do not play out as publicly as commoners’ because many celebrities hire attorneys and experts to negotiate behind the scenes and reach an out-of-court resolution.  This dynamic strongly resembles collaborative law, an out-of court dispute resolution process in which the parties hire attorneys, divorce coaches, neutral financial experts and child development experts.  Several attorneys in Phoenix are specially trained to practice in this area.  Collaborative law saves families time, money and the uncertainty of court proceedings.  It also typically results in a resolution that both parties may not love, but at least they can live with it.  It certainly beats spending $100 million on a divorce settlement.