We are a nonprofit multi-disciplinary network of independent professionals trained to provide our divorce clients the opportunity of choosing alternatives to traditional divorce litigation. We are also a professional education organization that meets regularly to discuss and improve the practice of Collaborative Family Law. Our Mission: The CIACP is an association of attorneys, mental health professionals and financial advisors working together to learn, practice, and promote collaborative processes for problem solving and the peaceful resolution of family law issues. The goal of CIACP is to transform family law through respectful, collaborative processes that protect the integrity and health of the family, and eliminate the need to resort to court litigation. Our Vision: Establish and expand the Collaborative Divorce process as the best means for achieving a divorce or custody modification. Provide a 'no court' option to divorce and handle the legal aspects of divorce with collaboratively trained professionals. Educate the public and professionals involved in family law matters about the collaborative model for the resolution of family law disputes. Encourage the highest standards of professional service to clients engaged in Collaborative Divorce through continuing education programs for its members. Respond to inquiries from the public and disseminate information about Central Iowa Academy of Collaboartive Professionals and the collaborative process.