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Collaborative divorce offers some benefits

When the dissolution of a marriage in Texas is unavoidable, it is natural to feel anxious and fearful about going through the process. After all, if two spouses cannot get along, the divorce process can be hostile and unpleasant. However, it is possible to dissolve a marriage in a relatively amicable way thanks to an alternative to traditional litigation know as collaborative divorce.

In collaborative divorce, two spouses work together to achieve a resolution in a manner that is results oriented and positive. The two spouses come to an agreement on all of the details and reach a resolution without ever having to enter a courtroom. They begin the process by both signing a contract and vowing to be upfront with all of the necessary paperwork and finances.

However, collaborative divorce does not work if the two spouses who are getting divorced are contentious or not willing to be transparent. If they cannot be flexible or work productively together, then they will have to go to trial. Unfortunately, trial can be more stressful and a much longer process, and the outcome of a trial may not necessarily be in alignment with one's wishes.

A marital split-up can be overwhelming due to having to balance so many responsibilities at once, such as determining who gets to keep the marital home as well as who will maintain primary custody of the children. However, an attorney in Texas can provide guidance during each step of the collaborative divorce process or even during a divorce trial. The attorney's ultimate goal is to make sure that his or her client's best interests are protected.

Source: huffingtonpost.com, "Why Collaborative Divorce is a Route Worth Considering", Nikki Martinez, Oct. 1, 2017

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