Collaborative Law: Less Stress, More Cooperation
Around the country, there is a growing recognition that traditional litigation is not the best way for many divorcing couples to resolve issues. Litigation tends to involve too much conflict, expends too much time and money, and leads to unpredictable results.
Texas is in the forefront of a new way of handling divorce cases, called collaborative law. The collaborative process focuses on finding mutually workable solutions to problems, using a commonly chosen team of experts.
As the principal attorney at Short Law Firm, PC, in Plano, I, J. Kyle Short, can help you assess whether the collaborative divorce process is the best way to end your marriage. I serve clients in Collin County, the Dallas Metroplex and throughout North Texas.
How Collaborative Family Law Works
In the collaborative law process, each spouse chooses an attorney. The attorneys then assemble a team of experts to assist in finding solutions to the issues. This team typically includes a mental health professional, an accountant or other financial professional, and if child custody is an issue, sometimes a psychologist.
The attorneys, parties and team of experts work together toward a divorce resolution, seeking agreement on all points of contention. If the process does not reach a settlement, the attorneys must withdraw so there is an incentive for them to be as proactive as possible in finding solutions, not perpetuating disagreement.
At Short Law Firm, PC, I can advise you whether the collaborative law process is right for you. I can then take effective action on your behalf whichever path you choose, collaborative or traditional. I have years of experience as a Plano collaborative law attorney to draw from.
If you choose traditional litigation, I have ample experience in protecting my clients’ rights and interests in that way. But I also know how to pursue positive solutions through collaborative law and other alternative dispute resolution methods. I am a trained and certified mediator who can help you resolve your differences through mediation, if that is your choice.
Contact Me For Collaborative Law Help Today
At Short Law Firm, PC, in Plano, I can help you understand whether the collaborative law process is the right way to handle your divorce. Call or contact me online to schedule a consultation with a lawyer who has extensive collaborative law experience.