At the Law Office of David A. Kazen, we understand that family law matters can be emotional and stressful for everyone involved. That’s why we offer a collaborative approach to family law cases in Austin, Texas. Collaborative family law allows couples to work together to reach an agreement without going to court, providing a less adversarial and more cooperative process for resolving family law disputes.
Collaborative law is a process that involves each party hiring their own attorney who understands the collaborative process. The parties and their attorneys sign a participation agreement, agreeing to work collaboratively and in good faith to reach an agreement. The parties and their attorneys meet together in a series of face-to-face meetings to discuss the issues and work toward a resolution. The process is voluntary and confidential, and the goal is to reach an agreement that works for both parties.
The collaborative approach is different from traditional litigation because it avoids the time, expense and emotional toll of going to court. Instead, the parties work together to develop solutions that fit their unique circumstances. The collaborative process allows the parties to maintain control over the outcome rather than having a judge make decisions for them.
Collaborative law has many benefits for couples going through a divorce or other family law matter. Some of the benefits include:
However, a collaborative approach does not work for every situation.
Collaborative law may not be the best option for everyone. If there is a history of abuse or one party is not willing to participate in good faith, collaborative law may not be appropriate. Additionally, traditional litigation may be necessary if there are complex financial issues or significant power imbalances between the parties.
At the Law Office of David A. Kazen, we can help you determine whether a collaborative approach is the right choice for your family law matter. We are committed to helping our clients find solutions that work for them. We believe that collaborative law is a practical and compassionate approach to family law disputes. To make an appointment in our Austin office, fill out our online contact form or call 512-982-0969.