There’s more than one way to get a divorce. Now couples can choose a cooperative, collaborative path instead of approaching a divorce as enemies. Many couples don’t want their parents’ divorce or their friend’s divorce. They want a respectful, private way to settle their differences without destroying their finances.
Collaborative divorce, also called collaborative law, is a start-to-finish process that happens outside the courtroom. Collaborative lawyers and neutral experts meet with the couple to discover their goals, gather information, and help the couple reach an agreement that best meets their needs. Simple cases take less time, and complicated cases take longer, but the purpose is to provide an efficient, cost-effective process focused on settlement, not fighting.
“Taking the Fight Out of Divorce” - Feature Article
“Taking the Fight Out of Divorce,” a feature article from the San Antonio Express-News interviewing Kim Munsinger and others about collaborative divorce.
“Collaborative Divorce: A Safe Place” - Video
“Collaborative Divorce: A Safe Place” is a 20-minute video that follows an actual couple as they go through a collaborative divorce. This video is from the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
The Source: Collaborative Divorce - Radio Show
Texas Public Radio’s Paul Flahive, producer for “The Source,” a live, call-in show, speaks with Kim Munsinger and Julian Schwartz about collaborative divorce.
Collaborative Law—Start to Finish - Book
Collaborative Law—Start to Finish, a book edited by Kim Munsinger and published by the State Bar of Texas, was designed to instruct practitioners and law students on how to practice collaborative law. Although this book was written to teach, clients who want to know a lot more about the collaborative process have read this book. You can read the introductory chapter, “What Is Collaborative Law?” here.