Sugar Land Collaborative Attorneys

In Sugar Land, collaborative divorce refers to a process of dissolving a marriage using input from a variety of sources and seeking a mutually beneficial resolution.  Collaborative divorce is an alternative to litigation and takes place outside of a courtroom. Litigation all too often pits the divorcing spouses against each other with each fighting for his or her own wants and needs.

The collaborative process, by contrast, involves the two parties along with a staff of professionals all working to achieve a settlement that is in the best interests of everyone.   Collaborative lawyers in Sugar Land guide you through a process that is designed to be open, respectful and non-adversarial, with a focus on outcomes that will be positive for all those involved.

The collaborative divorce staff

Collaborative divorce in Sugar Land is based on a team approach.  According to Texas collaborative law, each party must be represented by a separate attorney who has been trained in the collaborative law method.  A staff of neutral experts work with the parties and their lawyers to advise and help to shape the settlement.  These experts often include the following:

  • Mental health professionals, who help to facilitate meetings and keep the process civil, ensuring that communication is open and on track.  They can help the parties determine what their individual needs and interests are as they move through the process and how to reconcile them for a mutually beneficial resolution.
  • Financial professionals, who can help the parties analyze their finances and predict the expenses of each household after the divorce.  The financial professional can also help to develop a plan for child or spousal support as well as asset and debt division.
  • Child specialists, who can help to evaluate what solutions would be in the best interest of the children, help parents develop co-parenting skills and solutions, and give advice on how to help children adjust to the changes that come with divorce.
  • Other professionals, including—depending on the specific circumstances of the couple—appraisers, accountants, therapists, or insurance professionals.

Sugar Land collaborative divorce attorneys

Divorce is always difficult, but experienced Sugar Land divorce lawyers can help to make it a less painful and stressful process for everyone involved.  It is important to have an attorney who is trained in Sugar Land collaborative family law.

If you need Sugar Land divorce help, you can rely on the law offices of Jacqueline Taylor, Attorney at Law.  Jacqueline Taylor can advise you on Texas divorce law and help you through the collaborative divorce process to ensure the most positive possible outcome.  Contact the law offices of Jacqueline Taylor for Sugar Land divorce advice and to learn more about the collaborative method. We can help you find the right path forward.

Your Collaborative Lawyers in Sugar Land

The law offices of Jacqueline Taylor specialize in family law.  Based in Houston, Texas, we serve clients in Harris County, Fort Bend County, and Montgomery County and provide them with creative solutions tailored to their needs.  We can do the same for you. Contact us today.

  • Super Lawyers: Thompson Reuters, 2006-present
  • Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1985-present
  • Preeminent Lawyers: Martindale-Hubbell, 1989-present
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