As Valentine’s Day approaches, some couples in Texas calling it quits can choose to “play nice” with a new type of approach to divorce, according to a PR Newswire article.
More private and cost-effective than traditional divorce court, new “collaborative law” (CL) cases being suggested by attorneys allow divorces to happen outside the court system. Less contentious than traditional divorce court, such an avenue can prove beneficial to family relationships, especially where a divorce involves children or a couple-owned business.
On the flip side, an article in Texas Lawyer also talks about “reconciliation law” (RL). Through RL, a divorcing couple attempts to save the marriage however possible via a legally binding agreement to work on their relationship.
So what’s the major difference between CL and RL? In CL, if the case cannot be settled, the attorneys must withdraw and let different attorneys take the case into court. With RL, the same attorneys can complete the case if the divorcing parties decide not to reconcile.
Are you thinking twice about your decision to divorce? Are you thinking about how to end your marriage peacefully? Let my San Jose divorce law offices help you determine what’s involved and the best approach for you. My San Jose child custody and San Jose child support offices can also help if your divorce involves children.
For Valentine’s Day or any day of the year for that matter, here’s wishing every couple to “make nice,” whether they stay together or not.