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Collaborative law may provide more options

If you're hoping to have a divorce without many issues, you might be interested in working with an attorney who understands collaborative law. When going through a divorce, the last thing you want to do is fight. With help from collaborative law, Texas clients may be able to focus on a win-win situation instead of interest-based negotiations.

According to news from Nov. 5, collaborative divorce is a relatively new process. The idea is that with the aid of mediators and lawyers, two people can negotiate through divorce without having to go to court over disputes. Avoiding litigation is one of the better outcomes, according to the article, since litigation is considered to be one of the largest financial problems associated with divorce. But, this route isn't just a great way to save money, although that is a huge benefit. According to the woman who was interviewed, it actually helped her and her ex-husband avoid conflict.

The 57-year-old woman stated that divorce can be very disruptive, and her children were 9 and 13 at the time. The overwhelming choice for her was allegedly just to make sure her children were growing up emotionally healthy while the conflict of divorce was minimized. With this woman's decision to use collaborative divorce, she was more or less able to avoid court during the divorce. But, she did have to go back over support payments, so that is something to keep in mind. Even the most collaborative model is not foolproof.

If you've been focusing on how to handle a divorce, considering collaborative divorce is an option. With help, you might be able to work with professionals and avoid going to court, saving you hundreds or even thousands of dollars and helping eliminate conflict.

Source: CNBC, "How to avoid divorce settlement blunders" No Author Given, Nov. 05, 2013

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