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July 2016 Archives

Understanding different options for divorce

In the United States, sadly, 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. Because of the important life event the end of a marriage can be for many couples, it is useful for couples considering divorce to understand all the different options that may be available to them through the family law process. Options range from traditional divorce to mediation and collaborative law. One option is for couples to work divorce-related issues out together through an uncontested divorce which can save time and money.

Communication breakdown does not rule out divorce mediation

There are a variety of reasons for why a couple may decide to end their marriage in Texas, and not all marriages end amicably. When a couple can no longer discuss issues with one another cordially, negotiating the major issues in a divorce agreement can seem out of the question. This is often why couples may turn to litigation rather than collaboration-people believe that since they can no longer communicate with one another, they will not be able to negotiate their issues successfully. However, this is not always the case.