The Huffington Post published a thoughtful article on financial mistakes that women make in divorces. The article can be read here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-a-landers/the-top-6-serious-financi_b_824853.html#s242241&title=Not_securing_alimony
One of the benfits of collaborative divorce is that the team approach allows for more layers of protection. A spouse is not relying only on his/her lawyer to protect them. The other lawyer is looking out for financial issues that could affect both parties. Most importantly, the financial neutral is there to make sure that the family as a whole is properly protected.