Collaborative Law and Mediation

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Collaborative Law Defined

The conventional process of divorce or other family law matters can drive parties -already separated from each other – even farther apart. It takes a toll on individual dignity, and often children suffer the most. collaborative law presents a more humane, respectful choice for Houston divorces. It is a process in which the parties and their counsel agree in writing to make a good faith attempt to reach a mutually-agreeable settlement without court intervention. Working together, they craft a way to keep their marriage together, dissolve their marriage, or resolve any family law matter in a way that considers everyone’s needs and minimizes conflict.

Collaborative law allows couples to resolve family law issues themselves without entering a courtroom where a judge or jury determines how an issue will be settled. As such, collaborative law places couples in charge of their own fate, providing them with a forum to discuss and negotiate terms mutually agreeable to all involved. Hiller assists and represents clients throughout the collaborative law process to ensure their interests and rights are protected. As your lawyer, Mr. Hiller helps you evaluate the pros and cons of any proposed settlement, alerting clients to potential liabilities and financial issues that could impact you and your children’s future. Avoid costly, bitter litigation while protecting your interests — contact collaborative law attorney Michael A. Hiller today.

Collaborative Law – What We can Do for You

While any settlement is potentially subject to the final approval of the court, collaborative law can be used to settle almost any family law issue.

Why Considering collaborative law is in Your Best Interest

When a divorce, child custody dispute, or other family law matter is litigated in court, a judge or jury will consider the evidence presented and determine what terms to impose on both parties.

Collaborative law avoids taking chances in court by placing you in charge of the negotiations and discussions surrounding the resolution of your issue. It also gives you the best chance of a divorce, settlement or reconciliation of your marriage with dignity.

As your attorney, Mr. Hiller is a member of the Collaborative Family Lawyers of Houston practice www.collaborativelawyer.org/ group, and recommends that you pick an attorney from that group. Each member of the group has been trained and personally picked for this group. Houston Collaborative Lawyer Michael Hiller can help you – please contact us via phone, email, or a short online form. Let’s discuss how we can put over 20 years of combined family law experience to work for you.

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