Collaborative Divorce

Working together to protect your family’s interests

From anger and sadness to worry about the future, divorce is bound to invoke strong emotions. However divorcing spouses  feel about each other, most parents  agree that they want to minimize the impact divorce will have on their children.

Even though your marriage is ending, you and your spouse may have agreed that you want to  protect your children from the stress and conflict of divorce and preserve as much of your financial assets as possible. You may wish to avoid the emotional and financial costs of a litigated divorce.If these things are  important to you, a Collaborative Divorce may be the right option for your family.

How Collaborative Divorce works

Collaborative Divorce – also known as Collaborative Law Process – means that you and your spouse commit to resolving your dispute outside of court. This does not mean your divorce will be easy or friendly. But if you’re able to make key decisions about your divorce together with the advice and help of your collaboratively-trained lawyers, then the collaborative divorce process will give you more control over your final settlement.

The key differences between a Collaborative Divorce and a traditional divorce are:

  1. You exchange all information needed to make informed decisions voluntarily and informally.
  2. All negotiations are interest-based with the aim of finding solutions that are acceptable to you and your spouse and that work best for the entire family.
  3. If you have children, you and your lawyers commit to making them the top priority.
  4. You, your spouse and your respective lawyers sign an agreement not to go to court to resolve your differences.

Is Collaborative Divorce right for you?

Avoiding court makes Collaborative Divorce suitable for spouses who wish to maintain their family’s privacy, control the outcome of their case and control  legal costs.

The GoransonBain Ausley lawyers are leaders in Texas in the Collaborative Divorce  Process. All of our lawyers have been collaboratively trained and have supported many Austin families with collaborative divorces. We empower families to find productive solutions that work specifically for their families and help them face the future with confidence. Contact us for more information about the Collaborative Process and we can help you decide if Collaborative Divorce makes sense for you and your family.