Family Focused. Solution Oriented.

Resolving family law matters while preserving family relationships.

This Divorce Option can Help You Keep the Peace

by | Jan 5, 2018 | Divorce

Divorce is something that many people fear. Much of that has to do with the poor reputation that traditional litigated divorce has. But as long as the right planning is in place, divorce can be handled with dignity.

Sometimes both parties in a marriage are in agreement that divorce is simply the right decision for them. When that’s the case, the couple may want to look into collaborative divorce as the way by which they sever their ties.

COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE, THE PEACEFUL OPTION

In collaborative divorce, the divorce proceeds via a series of meetings attended by both parties in the marriage, along with their attorneys, a financial adviser and a mental health professional.

During the first meeting, the attorneys will explain the process to the parties involved. The parties will make clear what their individual expectations are, and what results they hope to achieve. Additionally, the financial adviser will outline the extent of the finances that must be dealt with.

Later meetings will see the creation of terms by which the divorce may be settled to the satisfaction of all involved. Through gentle negotiation assisted by the mental health professional, the parties will arrive at a conclusion that both are happy with.

LITIGATED DIVORCE, THE PUBLIC OPTION

Contrast the above with litigated divorce. This is the option you may be familiar with from the movies; it’s a contentious process mediated by a court in which one party often is legally required to accuse the other by means of a petition served by an attorney.

This type of divorce can quickly become very public. It adversely affects not only the parties involved, but any children they may have as well.

THE RIGHT PROFESSIONALS FOR A GRACEFUL DIVORCE

If you’re considering collaborative divorce, make sure beforehand that you’ve retained the services of an attorney trained for it. Collaborative Divorce Texas is a professional association by which you can find financial advisers and mental health professionals well-versed in the collaborative divorce process.

If you’re looking to ease an upcoming divorce, contact us today for more information on how to gracefully plan for this life change with a minimum of harm done. 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. Call us at 512-478-1011 or contact us online for a consultation.

Contact Us Today

For a Confidential Consultation

Contact Us

512-478-1011

7500 Rialto Blvd., Bldg. 1
Suite 250
Austin, TX 78735
Map + Directions

Family Focused.
Solution Oriented.

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.

Contact Us Today

For a Confidential Consultation

Contact Us

512-478-1011

7500 Rialto Blvd., Bldg. 1
Suite 250
Austin, TX 78735
Map + Directions

Family Focused.
Solution Oriented.