In this very thorough and thought-provoking episode of “Divorce: Taking the High Road”, Kurt B. Chacon, a Texas collaborative divorce attorney and CDC Certified Divorce Coach®, shares his professional insights as to why collaborative divorce is a better way to reach a divorce agreement with your ex-spouse, as well as how it is client-centered and focuses on the future, not the past.
Key Discussion Points
- The common misconception that clients need to be agreeable before they go through the collaborative process.
- An explanation on how you can start in the collaborative process, then go to litigation as a worst case scenario, but once you’ve already started in family court litigation, it’s much harder to undo the damage that’s already been done.
- In family court law litigation, an attorney may inevitably equate more conflict with more money in his pocket.
- The most common obstacles or misconceptions that people face when considering divorce.
- Why collaborative divorce isn’t more common.
- How the exact adversarial court model suitable for criminal cases and business disputes is also the default process for families going through a transition or crisis.
- The type of couples that are not necessarily good candidates for the collaborative process.
- Family law litigation can magnify a power imbalance and favor the spouse with a controlling personality, especially if this spouse has more money and can leverage attorneys who are willing to fight it out in court.
- What criteria a person should use to evaluate and select a collaborative law attorney.
- Kurt’s top 5 tips when considering divorce.