As with any problem, to answer that question depends on how you choose to tackle the process. Where you begin often dictates where you end up.
As you consider your divorce options, you might begin by asking yourself:
1) How emotionally entrenched are you or your spouse in your respective ‘positions’?
2) What factors are you willing to compromise on in order to divorce more quickly?
3) How much of the process can I control and what will my future look like?
4) How do I come up with a plan to help me establish what is truly important in this new phase of my life?
Texas law requires that your divorce be on file with the District Clerk for at least sixty days. However, in reality most divorces take much longer. Primarily, the length of time is generally dictated by how quickly you can reach an agreement on the issues in your divorce. Namely, it is how you agree to handle support and possession of your children and division of your assets and liabilities.
Everyone wants to have a short and painless divorce process. However, just as any successful business is built on a solid foundation, the quick divorce requires some proactive planning.
Choosing to divorce collaboratively provides gives you the opportunity to work with a team of trained professionals to identify a solution that fits your family. The Collaborative Divorce Process offers a roadmap for success for your family. In working through the collaborative model, you will find there is a clear plan to identify issues and confront the problems head-on. Collaboration with your team members can move you toward your final goals while allowing you and your spouse to design the future for your family that best works for you and your children.