Just because a situation involves intense disagreement on certain issues, that does not mean that the collaborative approach is not appropriate. Collaborative professionals are trained to manage high-conflict situations. Anyone who has a divorce, child custody dispute, spousal or child support dispute, or faces a proposed modification or enforcement action with regard to an already-existing court order or agreement, could benefit from the collaborative process. In general terms, the collaborative process is normally not recommended in situations where a history of abuse exists, or where one or both parties may have untreated substance abuse or untreated mental or emotional health issues serious enough to inhibit full participation in the collaborative process.