When people think of divorce, they often associate it with a contentious court battle—arguing over child custody, fighting for marital assets, and other emotional issues. However, in recent years the possibility of a collaborative divorce has offered couples the opportunity avoid the courtroom and work together toward divorce terms that are satisfactory to both parties.
If you and your spouse have decided to get a divorce and want to work together for an acceptable outcome, collaborative divorce may be for you. The Colleyville divorce attorneys of Alexander & Associates have the knowledge and experience necessary to help you protect your interests in a collaborative divorce. Contact our offices today at 817-756-4040 to discuss your situation.
How Collaborative Divorce Works
The basic plan in collaborative divorce is for each spouse to have his or her own lawyer who represents that individual in negotiations. Both spouses and their attorneys enter into a contract which states that they will do everything possible to avoid litigation, and they will work together toward negotiating acceptable terms for each individual. The advantages of this approach include:
- Saving time and money
- An enhanced opportunity to make your terms clear because you are working directly with the other party to reach a favorable agreement
- A situation that is typically much less stressful than a regular divorce
While collaborative divorce is highly desirable, an agreement cannot always be reached through cooperative means. If the negotiations are unsuccessful, your attorneys will withdraw from the case and you will need to hire a new attorney to represent you in court.
The Colleyville divorce lawyers of Alexander & Associates have experience in helping individuals protect their interests and get the terms they need during collaborative divorce. To speak with an attorney who can help you, contact our office today at 817-756-4040.