As an Austin divorce attorney, I believe that our traditional adversarial legal system does not provide a good solution for families. Becoming adversaries in court generally results in increased animosity and unnecessary expense. Letting a judge make decisions about your children and your property should be the last resort, not the first.
Collaborative law provides an alternative for people who want a more civilized, peaceful, and private resolution for their divorce issues. This method is especially helpful for parents who are committed to minimizing the negative effect of the divorce on their children, and who want to optimize the post divorce co-parenting relationship that collaborative family law can offer.