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Easing Communication in Divorce

by | Mar 16, 2018 | Divorce

Communicating in the divorce process can be challenging and stressful, but the Collaborative Divorce process is one way of making things easier on you and your family. For those who don’t know, Collaborative Divorce is a process where both you and your spouse work through the issues of your case with your own Collaborative Divorce attorney, using a method called “interest-based negotiation.” This process allows the two of you to create agreements focusing on your most important mutual and individual goals.

WHAT’S THE ADVANTAGE OF THIS PROCESS?

Both parties are able to communicate directly with one another and their lawyers are able to work directly with each opposing party, creating a free flow of information. This is especially important for families with children who will be impacted by the divorce as it helps all family members learn to move forward in a positive way. It’s generally superior to the litigation process when both parties are open to it.

COMMUNICATION IN LITIGATION VS. COLLABORATIVE: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

Litigation does allow for some communication between parties, but it is often filtered through lawyers, allowing for less communication overall. The collaborative process allows parties to speak directly and more openly, during joint meetings, helping to get to the core issues and reach agreements that both parties can be happy with.

WHAT MAKES COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE SUPERIOR?

In the collaborative process you’re in the same room, at the same table. You can have meetings in the litigation process, but they happen in a contentious setting, which makes clear communication difficult. With the collaborative model, there’s a neutral mental health professional present to facilitate the conversation, making it easier for everyone to be together and have a positive, productive discussion.

The Collaborative Divorce process makes communication between parties simpler and faster, leaving less room for animosity at the end of the process. Being able to talk through the issues with one another along with the help of professionals allows everyone to leave the divorce having met their own goals and still respecting the other person.

If you think Collaborative Divorce might be right for you, please contact us today for a consultation. At the Law Office of Tim Whitten, we will work with you, listen to your story, understand your priorities and evaluate the circumstances of your case to determine the best strategy to resolve your divorce or family conflict.

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Family Focused. Solution Oriented.

Resolving family law matters while preserving family relationships.

Family Focused. Solution Oriented.

Our goal is to help folks resolve their family law issues in a way that protects their interests and preserves their family ties. Most family law cases can be difficult from an emotional and financial perspective. We believe in reducing the emotional and financial stress by offering alternative options to resolving their disputes, such as mediation. We enjoy helping people who are interested in working together to find creative solutions to their circumstances.

We provide a variety of services to clients from all walks of life. We offer both full-scope and limited-scope representation so that you may choose the way you want to allocate your resources. We are open to exploring alternative fee arrangements, in appropriate cases. Contact us to inquire.

Helping You Pursue Alternative Conflict Resolution Methods

Too often clients in family law cases spend substantial sums of money arguing about issues in court and often feel worse at the end of their case than before they started. At The Law Office Of Tim Whitten, P.C., we are sensitive to this reality. This is why we explore alternatives to the traditional litigation approach with each client as we help him or her identify long-term legal interests and goals. After our representation begins, we strive to be available and responsive to each client to ensure that we stay on track with that client’s interests and goals.

Contact the Law Office of Tim Whitten

If you are in need of an experienced family law attorney and you believe that our philosophy may work for you, contact The Law Office Of Tim Whitten, P.C. We are dedicated to helping you and your family move forward peacefully. Call 512-478-1011 to speak with our firm today.

MORE THAN 25 YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Our primary attorney, Tim Whitten, is certified as a Family Law Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. This means that he has experience in multiple case types, demonstrated proficiency, and mastery in some of the technical aspects of family law.

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