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Texas divorce: More than 1 way to reach the desired objective

Have you ever heard the phrase, "There's more than one way to skin a cat"? We suspect most readers have. It's sometimes interesting to dig into where such proverbs started. In this case, an online search suggests it traces back to at least the mid-1800s. For most of us in the U.S., it's likely to have come to the fore through Mark Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court," where he wrote: "she was wise, subtle, and knew more than one way to skin a cat," meaning she had many ways achieve her ends.

ADR: Useful in family law if conditions are right

Alternative dispute resolution – if you are a skeptic, you might be inclined to dismiss this phrase as a euphemism. In the current political environment, it might be easy to take the cynical view and relegate the phrase to a category that might also include alternative facts. But attorneys with breadth of experience in Texas family law likely agree that such views don't do justice to the potential value ADR can deliver.

Why Alternative Dispute Resolution Is the Best Option for Divorce

If you are planning to get divorced, arming yourself with adequate information that will work to your favor seems like the most logical thing to do. No one can blame you. After all, most divorces are widely considered to be excruciating, expensive and nasty legal processes, to say the least. Contrary to what most people think, your divorce doesn't necessarily have to be a horrid separation.

There are four different methods to divorce, Part 1

Most people think of divorce as a singular process. You are married, then you decide to file for divorce which ends the marriage. But divorce isn't so simple, and it isn't approached that formulaically. There are several alternative methods to get divorced, not all of them traditional litigated divorce. This post will go over the pros and cons of do-it-yourself divorces; follow-up posts will discuss the other methods.

Considering an alternative dispute resolution during divorce

Getting married appears as the best form of happiness to most spouses. By getting hitched, you envision a blissful life coupled by a few children to cap off their happily ever after experience. However, you might not get to experience the golden years with your spouse depending on existence as a couple. In the wake of irreconcilable differences, you might want to consider getting divorced as the best alternative to both parties.

Your divorce doesn't have to get ugly

If you are getting divorced or thinking about filing for divorce, you may think that you need to start arming yourself for battle. After all, most divorces we read about in the news or on social media seem to depict a painful, expensive and combative process.

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