Having a financial neutral can help you understand what the current household budget looks like and can assist you in creating a post-divorce budget. Often during a marriage, a couple will divvy up who manages the household tasks and who manages the finances. In those situations, during their divorce process the person who managed the household tasks may have no idea what's been going … [Read more...] about Benefits of The Financial Professional in a Collaborative Divorce
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Mental Health Professionals are worth their weight in gold in a Collaborative Divorce case. The neutral mental health professional will run the Collaborative Divorce joint meetings. This means that no one person will be dominating the meeting. The Mental health professional helps both parties to stick to the agenda and not get distracted by other issues. Additionally, the Mental health … [Read more...] about The Benefits of Mental Health Professional in a Collaborative Divorce
There are times in a divorce case when having a child specialist as part of your Team can help both parents to focus on what is in the best interest of the children. A child specialist is a specially trained mental health professional with insights into children. Rarely have children been going to see a therapist, but they have been exposed to their parents arguing or even talking about … [Read more...] about Benefits of Having a Child Specialist in Your Divorce
What if you could control what your future looks like after your divorce? What do you want your life to look like post-divorce? While the Collaborative Divorce process doesn’t give you the power to control the future, it does give you control over the direction of your post-divorce life. In a traditionally litigated divorce, your decision-making power is given to a stranger in a robe. You … [Read more...] about Collaborative Divorce: Control Your Future After Your Divorce
One of the first questions asked in new divorce consultations is, "What is this going to cost me?" In addition to the financial cost of a divorce, there are also high emotional costs. The emotional cost will impact the financial cost of a divorce. Going through a divorce can leave you feeling as though your life is being completely turned upside down. When emotions are running high, fear … [Read more...] about The Emotional Costs of a Divorce
Texas uses Spousal Maintenance instead of Alimony. In Texas, we have our own words for things. Most people only know of alimony and think you can't get it in Texas. You can. Spousal maintenance is contractual alimony by statute. Contractual alimony means that you agree to provide your spouse with some level of financial support for a period after the divorce is over. Texans can get alimony … [Read more...] about What is Alimony in Texas?
There are many factors that can slow down a divorce. Here are some of the most common and how you can prepare for or avoid these potential pitfalls in your divorce. Emotional issues People can get so worked up emotionally that they can't participate fully in the divorce process and that slows things down. Unaddressed emotional issues in the divorce process can keep you stuck. Maybe … [Read more...] about What Slows Down the Divorce Process
Getting divorced can be a lot like going to the grocery store without a list when you’re hungry. You have an idea of what you want, but you're so hungry when walking in that you add things to the basket that you never intended. You walk out of the grocery store with more items and having spent more than what you initially intended. The cost of a divorce can greatly depend on you and your … [Read more...] about How Much Does a Divorce in Austin Cost?