If you’re contemplating divorce and looking to hire a family attorney, you may be worried about a long, costly, and contentious court process that could be hurtful for your family. That is a common stereotype many people have of divorce. But keep in mind this surprising fact: 90% to 95% of the divorces cases filed in the state of Texas are ultimately resolved by agreement the parties reach outside the courtroom.

The key to these agreements is successful negotiation between the spouses, guided by experienced attorneys. So why wouldn’t you want a collaborative divorce attorney by your side from the very beginning? Collaborative attorneys are specially trained in interest-based negotiation, a unique skill that facilitates out-of-court agreements.

Think of interest-based negotiations as give-and-take, based not only on what you each need but also why it is important. You, your lawyer, your spouse, and your spouse’s lawyer will work together to identify priorities, protect your children’s interests, problem-solve creatively, and find common ground to arrive at a mutually satisfactory agreement—all without ever having to go to court.

The goal of collaborative divorce is constructive resolution, the kind that builds for the future and secures the resources you need to move your life forward. Having a collaboratively-trained lawyer at your side enables you to keep that focus from the beginning.

For more information about the advantages of hiring a collaboratively-trained lawyer, please visit Collaborative Divorce Texas website.

To learn more about how to have a more positive, less disruptive divorce in Texas, please contact GoransonBain Ausley or Curtis Harrison.

Curtis W. Harrison II

“I firmly believe that, equipped with the right team of collaborative professionals to guide you, you and your spouse will be able to negotiate an agreement that is more creative, more beneficial, and more satisfying than anything a perfect stranger in a black robe could devise.” – Curtis Harrison