Collaborative Divorce is a process used to help people peacefully divorce without going to court. It is still a fairly new and unknown process, so if you don’t know much about it, that’s not surprising.
You can probably get the best understanding of Collaborative Divorce by meeting in person with a Collaborative attorney. But, you probably need a little information about the process before you set up a meeting. I can give you some brief answers to questions here to help you decide whether to investigate it.
Why should you consider Collaborative Law?
It’s worth looking at if any of the following might be important to you:
- Control over the timing.
- Control over the decision-making.
- Expert neutral help in working out a parenting plan for your children.
- Expert neutral financial help so you can understand your finances.
- Expert neutral financial help to gather, organize and review your financial information to make sure it is all reported and is accurate.
What it really comes down to is what kind of experience you want to have?
Do you want to participate in civilized, organized, relatively-short meetings or go through a number of court hearings, threats, pleadings and Discovery?
If there’s not much conflict in a litigated case, you probably won’t have too many hearings, but you won’t have the privacy, neutral experts or control over the timing that you get automatically with Collaborative Law.
We handle Collaborative cases for clients who live throughout Tarrant and Parker Counties.