As has been discussed many times on this blog, my bias is that in Nashville, and probably in Tennessee in general, we have flipped the exception and the rule in terms of divorce process options. Currently, the default process is litigation and the exception is Collaborative Divorce. Since I believe most people going through a divorce are in crisis and need support and guidance, but do not necessarily hate each other, Collaborative Divorce could be the default and litigation could be reserved for clients who do not have the capacity to make decisions on their own, have mental health issues, or other factors that would make Collaborative Divorce not a good choice. For more discussion about when Collaborative Divorce is probably not appropriate see this prior post.
In any event, the important thing is that clients are informed of their options and make a decision for themselves about which process they think will work best for them and their family. Here is a short summary of the differences between Collaborative Divorce and divorce litigation as they are typically practiced in Middle Tennessee: