Florida and Fort Myers divorces are based on grounds of irretrievably broken marriage or mental incapacity of a spouse. Divorcing couples may settle divorce terms outside of court through negotiation, mediation, or collaborative law. Because of the high legal costs and animosity often generated by divorce litigation, many couples today opt to settle their divorce rather than go to trial. Collaborative divorce in Fort Myers, currently the newest legal dispute resolution alternative, allows couples to draw on opinions from their lawyers, financial consultants, marriage coaches, and various specialists to resolve issues. Divorce mediation, also an alternative dispute resolution method, uses a neutral third party, or mediator, to facilitate discussion leading to divorce settlement.