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Helping people through a collaborative divorce

Divorces are usually not something that people envision when they get married, but divorce is a reality for many marriages in Texas. People often times envision divorce as a messy process that will end up costing them a lot of money. However, this does not need to be the case and couples going through a divorce have options. They do not need to have everything decided by a judge, which can have a number of benefits.

How collaborative law may work for high conflict divorces

When people decide to divorce in Texas, there is generally some level of conflict present. There is a reason that the couple is getting a divorce and are no longer together. Therefore, there are bound to be some disagreements along the way as they try and separate their life. People may have disagreements over child custody or child support, alimony, asset division or other issues. However, some couples have more disagreements than others.

Why choose a collaborative law divorce?

Deciding to end a Texas marriage is a difficult one for couples to make, and for many, it is just the beginning of the process -- between property distribution, child support and alimony disputes, the divorce process can be lengthy and emotionally draining. This is perhaps why there has been a recent increase in collaborative law divorces.

What is different about collaborative law negotiation?

Many of those in the greater Austin, Texas, area who follow this blog probably already know that collaborative law involves a lot of negotiation in child support, divorce and child custody matters. The idea of the collaborative process is, after all, to encourage family law negotiation during what are often otherwise very emotional and contentious proceedings.

Some issues with collaborative divorce, Part 2

Collaborative law is an up-and-coming alternative to traditional divorce litigation and court proceedings. As discussed in a previous post, there are many benefits to collaborative divorce; it allows you to talk through the issues with your spouse and to (hopefully) maintain a friendly relationship. But there are many issues with collaborative divorce. This post will go over the remaining potential issues.

Some issues with collaborative divorce, Part 1

Collaborative law is a harmonious way to divorce someone but it isn't the only way, nor necessarily the best way. Collaborative law is a form of negotiated divorce in which both parties retain attorneys and try to work together toward a mutual divorce. But, the collaborative law also removes many of the investigatory and discovery aspects of traditional divorce, so you are trusting your spouse to make an honest production of evidence.

The benefits of collaborative divorce, Part 2

Divorces are accomplished in a variety of ways. You can file for divorce and hire attorneys. You can try to settle it with lawyers. You can hire a mediator and you can try collaborative divorce. Collaborative divorce is a process by which you, your ex-spouse and your attorneys work together to arrive at an amicable solution. As discussed previously, this post will review some of the benefits associated with collaborative divorce.

The benefits of collaborative divorce, part 1

Collaborative divorce is a method that involves both spouses working together to complete their divorce. Each party hires their own attorney but they work together through the mediation process. Collaborative divorce, a subset of divorce mediation, promises to reduce divorce costs and save everyone money, time and effort. The goals enshrined in collaborative divorce ensure that you can access the benefits of mediation without conceding your right to a full trial.

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