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Teamwork key to successful collaborative law outcomes

Many divorcing residents in the Houston area may find themselves intrigued by alternative dispute resolution. Those going through a divorce may have heard "horror stories" about a friend or relative's heated divorce or they may have experienced a contentious divorce already in their own history. Whatever the reason, many may understandably want to know more about how to have a relatively non-adversarial exit from a marriage.

In Texas, married couples have the option of using collaborative law to divorce. In the collaborative law setup, both parties can usually avoid going to court. Instead, the spouses, along with their attorneys, engage in a series of informational discussions that are aided by trained professionals. These negotiations are meant to foster constructive dialogue and keep focused on the key issues at hand. These can include spousal support, property distribution and many other divorce-related legal issues.

One of the primary ways in which collaborative law benefits spouses is the emphasis on teamwork. Instead of viewing a divorce settlement in which things are "won" or "lost," spouses are encouraged by collaborative lawyers to view the outcome as something that should be fair and mutually beneficial. Both parties' needs are considered equal and the needs of any children are also treated with thorough consideration.

While working together may seem impossible at the outset of a divorce, many spouses are surprised at how the collaborative law process can make cooperation a feasible goal. The collaborative nature also can set the tone for the spouses' post-divorce relationship, especially if children are involved and parents must still maintain contact.

At The Lincoln Law Firm, PLLC divorcing spouses may select the collaborative law option in order to benefit either themselves or their whole family.

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Attorney Christine K. Lincoln

Christine K. Lincoln offers sound counsel and legal services to protect clients and their families facing divorce and other family disputes.

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