When facing a divorce, it is common to feel fear, anxiety, and defensiveness. The traditional divorce process tends to reinforce these emotions by creating an environment where conversations between spouses are discouraged. However, there is another way to divorce that, by design, works to reduce both spouse’s fear, anxiety and defensiveness by identifying common goals and working transparently as a group to talk about what is important to both spouses and their children. This alternative method is called Collaborative Divorce.
What is Collaborative Divorce?
Collaborative Divorce is a private and confidential dispute resolution process, sanctioned by statute that encourages conversations about the feared implications of such a big life change for the spouses, and focuses on what is important to both spouses and their family.
How is Collaborative Divorce better for couples than traditional divorce?
A collaborative divorce is different than a traditional divorce in a few key ways. Lawyers and spouses commit not to go to court to resolve differences, removing the threat of court. Two, thorough information gathering through informal less costly means. Additionally, all possible options for resolution are created and examined with an eye on the entire family’s future. And it encourages spouses to make informed final decisions from a place of clarity and strength.
If you value privacy, creativity, shared control over your divorce, efficiency, respect, and dignity, then you might want to take a look at collaborative divorce
Kris Algert is one of the most experienced Collaborative Family Lawyers in Austin and has been named Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” for Collaborative Law in the Austin area in 2013, 2016, 2018, and 2020. She is a Master Credentialed Collaborative Professional by Collaborative Divorce Texas, is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and is known for her respectful, constructive problem-solving approach to helping clients move forward with confidence after divorce.
To find the right solution for you, please contact Kris Algert at 512-596-5190.
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