an a process that involves pain, grief, anger, fear, and so many other emotions ever be called ‘collaborative’? Collaborative divorce is a legal process that has evolved over several decades influenced by professionals (including judges, attorneys, mental health professionals, and financial processionals) who saw the negative impact of the traditional litigation divorce process on the … [Read more...] about What Does “Collaborative” Mean?
Nobody wants to go through a divorce. Collaborative Divorce offers a forward-looking, honest approach that provides privacy to you, your spouse, and family with a team of professionals to get you through the process of dissolving your marriage. 1. Honesty If we’re being honest, divorce is scary. It’s overwhelming. It’s devastating. It’s even scarier, more overwhelming, and potentially more … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons Collaborative Divorce Can Work When Dealing With Addictions In Divorce
1. You want more enemies It is true that there is no guarantee that going through the litigation process will result in your spouse being your eternal enemy and no guarantee that going through the collaborative process will result in your spouse being respectful of you forever. But, reality is that no one likes to answer detailed, accusatory questions about themselves, and those types of things … [Read more...] about 5 Good Reasons NOT to Choose a Collaborative Divorce
What’s the best way to divorce in Texas? You have two options: a collaborative divorce or litigation. A litigated divorce offers only three benefits, including forced discovery, a restraining order against family violence and a court ordered settlement. The collaborative process offers many benefits, including privacy, lower cost, transparency, client control, convenience, preserving family … [Read more...] about The Best Way to Divorce in Texas
There are major differences between a collaborative and litigated divorce. In a collaborative divorce, you control the outcome, your goals and interests are important, all information is shared openly, you negotiate a win-win settlement, avoid harm to your children and save money. In a litigated divorce, the attorneys control the case, your goals and interests are secondary, information is hidden, … [Read more...] about What Happens in Collaborative vs. Litigated Divorces?
First of all, as fans of Tiger Woods, we find his current predicament regrettable. While we recognize that our society is curious about the lives of public figures -- especially those as well-known as Tiger -- we understand how much harder his current situation is, given that he's being tried in the court of public opinion. We don't expect that Tiger will call us up and ask for our advice. … [Read more...] about What Advice We’d Give Tiger Woods (If We Were Asked)