by Brie Reyes
The adversarial justice system ensures that the accused can push back, and fight allegations brought by the state. But that system rarely produces an equitable result when families go through a divorce. In many instances, one or both spouses find themselves in difficult post-divorce financial circumstances.
Strained budgets typically lead to selling a family home and displacing children from school systems, friends, and the community they’ve grown to appreciate. That’s why an increased number of people are using the Collaborative Divorce process in Texas. This non-adversarial process is steadied by an attorney who keeps a watchful eye on long-term financial stability.
How Collaborative Divorce Works
In a Collaborative Divorce, techniques such as mediation, negotiation, and problem-solving are employed to resolve sticking points. This differs from the “fight to win” hostilities of contentious divorces that are typically marked by excessive courtroom litigation. In order to enter into a fruitful collaborative process, it’s essential that the divorcing parties demonstrate a willingness to negotiate in good faith and compromise when necessary.