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Many people want a peaceful divorce even when they have serious disagreements. With Collaborative Law, we have a peaceful way to resolve disputes.Let’s Get Started
Would you prefer to negotiate instead of fighting?
While you may not want a divorce, do you want to at least try to stay on good terms with your Husband or Wife?
Would you like to have both parents working together to raise your kids after you are divorced?
Do you want to keep a little more control over your life and make the decisions about your children and how your assets are divided
Would you want a process that helps you avoid some of the conflict that often arises when marriages end?
Maybe you can see yourself in one of the following situations:
- Facing an unexpected divorce after a long-term marriage.
You have tried to work on issues, but they haven’t gotten better, or you were unaware of problems brewing. Now you are wondering how to prepare for the future.
- Facing special financial, health or other problems after a divorce.
There are unique issues that become more important as you age. A Collaborative divorce can address them more directly than a traditional, cookie-cutter divorce does.
- Wanting a private, low-profile divorce because of your family, business or position in the community.
Collaborative divorce provides a confidential process that respects both parties.
- Seeking a peaceful divorce.
You may have children and don’t want to destroy relationships. Plus, you would probably like to avoid expensive, long drawn-out processes. Remember, the more you fight, the more it costs.
- Needing someone to review and explain your divorce papers.
This includes what the legal terms mean and how the procedures work in practice. We can provide plain English translations of the legalese and can explain how complicated provisions actually work.
- Needing someone to advise you in a mediation.
Mediation can be a very effective way to resolve your case, but advice from a lawyer or even representation during the mediation, would improve your outcome.
- Needing a neutral mediator in your case.
Mediation can help you and your spouse come to agreements. Remember, though, a mediator cannot give legal advice during a mediation and a mediator cannot draw up the paperwork for you.
- Needing help understanding and negotiating a pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement.
These agreements can bring clarity to relationships, but can also spotlight hidden conflicts between the parties. Working in a Collaborative context provides a safe environment to work through the issues and perhaps improve the relationship.
- Facing a divorce in a same-sex marriage.
Because the law is still evolving, there can be difficult issues, especially if children are involved.
Richard C. Price
Dick Price has practiced divorce and family law in Fort Worth for more than 35 years and has been Board Certified as a Specialist in Family Law for more than 30 years. He has been named a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly Magazine.