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Peace rather than war is possible through collaborative divorce

Going through a marital split-up in Texas can be tumultuous both emotionally and financially. Making matters even tougher is if one partner refuses to approach the divorce reasonably and instead is determined to make the process as difficult as possible for the other party. However, this approach can quickly be self-defeating, too. Collaborative divorce is a more peaceful method of tackling divorce.

In a traditional divorce, two people go to court and are prepared to do battle with each other. They might fight over who gets to keep the house or the car as well as other important assets. They also often fight over who gets to keep the children.

In collaborative divorce, however, the goal is for the couple to focus on what is truly in the best interests of the family as a whole. This is done rather than striving to win a dispute at any cost or being aggressive in court. The process is made possible through a neutral financial professional, a mental health professional who is also neutral and two attorneys, with one representing each party.

With collaborative divorce, couples no longer have to spend all of their money and energy on bickering and attaching each other. Instead, they can push for a resolution that benefits the children and satisfies both sides' needs and desires. An attorney in Texas can go through the steps of this process and help one to more quickly and efficiently move forward from an unsatisfactory marriage to start a new, independent life.

Source: orlandosentinel.com, "Collaborative divorce: Tom Behan helped couples make peace, not war", Elaine T. Silver, June 26, 2017

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