Divorce proceedings litigated in court often become a time-consuming, stressful and expensive process for one or both parties involved. If the parties can eliminate many of the grounds of disagreement that led to divorce, then they might be able to arrive at some common ground. This would enable the entire divorce process to proceed more swiftly and with fewer problems. This is effectively what
Many people in Texas have heard the saying, "The family that plays together, stays together." A new study out of an American university suggests that the couple that drinks together may just stay together more than a couple with different alcohol habits. The University of Buffalo followed newly married couples over a nearly one decade period to chart both their drinking habits and their
People in McKinney often hear stories in the news or from friends and family about the difficulties, angst and emotional upheaval that descends upon husbands and wives who have made the decision to divorce. While this does happen often, considering a collaborative law approach can help families maintain respect and courtesy through the process. Goals for the end result can be determined and set.
In our previous post, we began looking at the topic of alternative ways to resolve divorce cases. We’ve already mentioned litigation, negotiated divorces, and mediation. Here we’ll make extended mention of a process frequently referred to as collaborative divorce. Collaborative divorce refers to an arrangement whereby a couple agrees to resolve their differences outside the adversarial process,
As our readers know, many by experience, divorce can be a challenging thing to go through. A couple that has a lot turbulence in their marriage will likely have some degree of turbulence in their divorce. Several factors can play into how badly the divorce goes, including the partners’ willingness to let go of past hurts and work out their differences, their desire to end a marriage on the best
Collaborative divorce refers to the legal process of enabling couples who have decided to end their marriage to work with their attorneys and sometimes other professionals to reach an outcome that avoids the adversarial process. The goal throughout this process is to reach an outcome that meets the needs of each party and their children without the impending threat that of litigation. To this end,