Reducing Stress With A Collaborative Approach
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.
How Collaborative Law Works
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.
The Benefits Of A Collaborative Approach
Collaborative law has many benefits for couples going through a divorce or other family law matter. Some of the benefits include:
- More control – The collaborative process allows the parties to have more control over the outcome. Because the parties work together to reach an agreement, they are more likely to be satisfied with the result.
- Less adversarial – Collaborative law is a less adversarial process than traditional litigation. This can help to reduce the stress and emotional toll of the process.
- Confidentiality – The collaborative process is confidential, meaning the parties can be more open and honest in their discussions.
- Cost-effective – Collaborative law can be more cost-effective than traditional litigation because it avoids the time and expense of going to court.
- Customized solutions – The collaborative process allows the parties to develop creative solutions tailored to their unique circumstances. This can result in more customized and workable solutions.
However, a collaborative approach does not work for every situation.
Does A Collaborative Approach Always Make Sense?
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.
Learn More About Collaborative Family Law
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.