Divorce is a fairly common event that befalls many couples. It has largely shed the shameful stigma and instead is often considered commonplace, practical and beneficial for two people who have grown apart. However, divorces still have the propensity to get sticky. Especially when high-value assets or children are involved. Thankfully, the law offers a collaborative approach to a divorce that can save you time and money.
Mediation allows you and your spouse to work together to put together a separation plan that can work for both parties. If you have children, mediation and negotiation over a custody plan could be extremely beneficial. While the courts are more formulaic in their approach to custody, only you and your spouse truly know your capabilities, your limitations and the specific needs of each child and how best to meet those needs while no longer living under the same roof.
Working in such a collaborative manner during your divorce may make the change easier and less stressful for your children to handle. Certainly, seeing mom and dad in a drawn out court battle would be more damaging and could make the road ahead rockier for both the children and the parents.
If you are considering a divorce and want to avoid a contentious court battle, mediation may be the best route for you. A Texas collaborative law attorney may be a worthy resource to help make the transition from married to divorce as easy as possible. If you have children, collaboration may be the best way to prioritize their best interests during the process.