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Collaborative law divorce more effective than traditional

Every family is unique; income levels, personal situations and the reasons that they decide to put an end to a marriage, are different for every couple in Texas. However, when these couples end up in court during the divorce process because they were unable to agree on property division or child custody on their own, they may find that the orders do not suit their individual circumstances; they may be the standard property or visitation orders everyone else gets.

One of the ways to avoid the lengthy and costly process of litigation is to consider a collaborative law approach. A form of alternative dispute resolution mentioned in last week's blog post, it allows couples to retain control over the end result of their divorce. Since it is an interdisciplinary approach, couples usually end up creating a more effective parenting plan.

Our founding lawyer is a trained collaborative law attorney who has offered clients the opportunity to work through their issues using a collaborative law approach. We understand that families function best when their needs are being met, and therefore have offered clients this approach as way to make sure their interests have been served. Clients have had the opportunity to work with a number of experts, including tax and child development specialists and come up with a plan that works for everyone involved.

A divorce doesn't always have to be long or costly, and lawyers at our firm have provided an alternative that allowed divorcing couples to have their needs met and move on with their lives as soon as possible. For more information on collaborative law, visit our webpage.

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