What must a collaborative law participation agreement include?

Jan 21 2016 - Posted by , in Collaborative Law, Tagged in Collaborative Law

Many Texas families face difficult decisions when it comes to issues such as a divorce. A divorce can be a complicated and emotional matter. But many Texas couples decide to use collaborative law to work through a divorce settlement.

A collaborative law divorce is an alternative to the typical courtroom drama that is shown on TV. A divorce is worked out through the couple and their attorneys instead of going into court. There are many benefits for using a collaborative process in a divorce. It can be less stressful, improve communication and can be more comfortable for both parties. It can also lead to creative solutions and help make the divorce process easier on children. It can also be less costly than the traditional court divorce.

There are several items that need to be present in a collaborative family law agreement. These include having it signed by both parties and be in a record. It should also state that the parties intend to resolve their family law matter using a collaborative method and list what the family law matter is. It should list the lawyer representing each party and contain a statement by each lawyer saying they agree to represent their parties in a collaborative law process.

A collaborative family law divorce can be a good way for a Texas family to resolve their differences in an easier and less stressful environment. It can be a good way for a family to talk through issues and work out solutions for their unique family needs.

Source: statutes.legis.state.tx.us, Sec. 15.102

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