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Collaborative Divorce

When you and your spouse have chosen to divorce, you may believe that the traditional divorce litigation process is your only option. Fortunately, there are alternatives. Collaborative divorce is one of these. Collaborative law allows disputing parties, such as divorcing spouses, to work together to resolve their disagreements in an amicable manner. During a collaborative divorce, you and your spouse will negotiate to reach mutually beneficial agreements regarding the terms of your divorce. At Rachel Moyle Law, PLLC, we can help you explore whether the collaborative divorce process is right for you.

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Collaborative Divorce

What Is a Collaborative Divorce?

Each party who participates in a collaborative divorce will have their own lawyer to represent them and their interests. The two parties and their individual attorneys will work together to seek resolutions for each key matter in your divorce. This allows you to avoid going to court and fighting over important topics such as child support or the division of assets. Instead, you will be able to come to decisions together in a series of meetings that lead to an agreeable settlement.

Benefits of the Collaborative Divorce Process

Collaborative laws take into account the same key matters that would be decided in divorce litigation, such as alimony, custody agreements, visitation, and property division, and child support. Rather than taking an argumentative position that can often arise during litigation, we strive to maintain an amicable, problem-solving approach.

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There are many benefits of collaborative divorce. It can:

  • Help preserve harmony and family unity
  • Keep you and your spouse focused on what is best for your children
  • Help maintain a friendly, amicable relationship
  • Encourage a more dignified approach to divorce
  • Make the divorce process go much faster
  • Reduce the costs associated with divorce litigation
  • Often resolved faster than a contested divorce
  • You and your spouse are in control of outcome
  • You and your spouse can work together to settle any contested matters

Couples contemplating a divorce in Texas should explore the option of a collaborative divorce to see if it is the best option for your family. While a collaborative divorce is not the right choice for everyone, it has benefited many divorcing families across the state of Texas.

Drawbacks to a Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative divorce is only possible when you and your spouse are both in agreement to attempt the process. If your spouse will not agree, it is not an option. A collaborative divorce should never be attempted in a case in which one spouse is abusive or has a domestic violence history. Further, this type of divorce requires that the spouses can be in the same room and discuss divorce matters to work towards a common goal. If you and your spouse do not meet these criteria, your divorce attorney will likely steer you towards a more traditional divorce.

Do I Need My Own Lawyer in a Collaborative Divorce?

During a collaborative divorce, each spouse is represented by his or her own Austin collaborative divorce lawyer and the parties make a decision to work together towards resolution of the divorce without going to court. The parties and their attorneys, along with one or more neutral experts, will meet several times to exchange information and reach harmonious conclusions to important issues.

Give us a call today at (512) 948-3688 to make an appointment with an Austin divorce attorney.

Call us today at (512) 948-3688 to make an appointment.

What If My Spouse And I Cannot Agree on a Collaborative Divorce?

In the event that you and your spouse are not able to settle your issues in a collaborative manner or wish to litigate, our Austin divorce lawyers can represent you. With more than 35 years of collective experience, we are well-versed in all areas of family law. You can rely on our experienced and Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization attorneys at Rachel Moyle Law, PLLC.

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