Choosing a Collaborative Lawyer: Why Training is Important

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If you are trying to decide which Collaborative attorney to hire, you are probably looking at web sites and blogs to get information and to find out about the knowledge and experience of various attorneys.  There are many trained Collaborative Law attorneys to choose from in Tarrant County.  You do need to meet one or more in person to try …

How to Pick a Collaborative Attorney

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If you have decided that you want to use Collaborative Law for your divorce, you will need to hire a Collaborative attorney. That’s not necessarily an easy step because not all attorneys are trained in Collaborative Law.  You want to make sure you start off with a trained, experienced Collaborative lawyer.Here are some quick keys for how to find and …

What if There’s No Collaborative Attorney in Your County?

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Although Collaborative Law is spreading throughout Texas, there are still many counties that don’t have trained Collaborative professionals.  Sometimes, in those under-served counties, people facing divorce are researching how to get divorced and uncover information about Collaborative Law.  Many of those people are intrigued, but then become frustrated because no one locally does Collaborative Law.   Why don’t all attorneys do …

Why You Might Want Help in Negotiations

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“Do it yourself” is a time-honored tradition for many things. Home improvements or repairs come to mind — a good idea for a handyman, but not such a good idea for others, like me, without the talent and experience to know what to do or how to do it for projects above the basic level. On the other hand, there …

Planning Ahead

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Waiting to file until after the holidays. At this time of the year, I have noticed that quite a few people who are about ready to file for divorce have decided to wait until after the holidays. Every year, we get really busy in January and February filing new divorces because people want the divorce, but don’t want to mess …

How to Choose a Collaborative Lawyer

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Unfortunately, Collaborative lawyers are not as common as family law attorneys. Not all family law attorneys are trained in Collaborative Law. Even worse, some attorneys who advertise themselves to be Collaborative lawyers are not fully trained in Collaborative Law. So, if you want to use a Collaborative Law attorney, how can you find one and how do you find the …

Get a Second Opinion on Using Collaborative Law if….

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Choosing the right attorney is a critical step in using Collaborative Law to help you resolve a family law issue. In any kind of legal matter, you have to carefully select your legal advisor and advocate, but with Collaborative Law, extra care is necessary. Collaborative Law attorneys receive additional training so they can learn new skills and a new mental …

What Does a Collaborative Lawyer Do? — Part 1

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In much of Texas, and especially in Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Collaborative cases are handled by lawyers who use the team approach. Collaborative lawyers are usually the entry point for parties who want to use the Collaborative process to settle their divorce or other family law matter. The lawyers explain the process to prospective clients. If the client is …