There are many different ways in which a divorce or family law matter may be resolved. In some instances, it is best to attempt to work cooperatively with the other party in order to minimize the stress and anxiety that family law matters cause, while preserving the relationships of the family members involved.
If you are seeking an alternative to argumentative court proceedings to obtain a resolution to your family law matter, turn to an experienced mediation and collaborative law lawyer at the Law Offices of Mary Ann Beaty, P.C. in Dallas, Texas. We have over 40 years of experience handling family law matters and can help you understand the collaborative law process.
Collaborative law is a type of divorce resolution that is gaining popularity throughout the U.S. Through the collaborative law process, both parties to the divorce retain separate, specifically trained lawyers whose only job is to help them settle the case. All participants agree to work together respectfully, honestly, and in good faith to try and find solutions that benefit the legitimate needs of both parties. This can be very valuable to couples that wish to make the divorce process as painless as possible for each other and their children.
Collaborative law can be useful to resolve disputes. However, it needs to be viewed cautiously. Both sides must be willing to fully cooperate. If there is resistance on one side and they decide they want to litigate, both parties must dismiss their lawyers and obtain new counsel. In order to determine that the collaborative law process is in your best interests, our firm can assess your case and give our opinion as to which process would be best for you. In some cases, mediation may be a better fit for the clients’ end goals.
Though our firm attempts to resolve your divorce or other family law case through means of alternative dispute resolution, such as divorce mediation, we are not afraid to take a case to trial if we determine that this would be in your best interests and the best interests of the case.
Learn how the collaborative law process could be right for you. Contact the Law Offices of Mary Ann Beaty, P.C. to speak to an experienced lawyer about the possibility of utilizing the collaborative law process or mediation in your situation. We represent people in the Dallas-Ft Worth (DFW) Metroplex and throughout North Texas.