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Collaborative Divorce Lawyer in Georgetown, Texas

There are times when going through the court system for your divorce just does not seem like the right approach. Some couples may agree to divorce but want to cooperate to make decisions that will affect them and their children after the divorce. This approach to divorce is called collaborative divorce.

At the law office of Lori Watson, we offer collaborative divorce and mediation as an alternative to a more traditional divorce. Benefits of this approach can include:

  • Saving money by avoiding court costs and costly litigation
  • Having more control over the divorce process
  • Being able to communicate satisfactorily with your ex spouse once the divorce is over
  • Greater privacy

What is Collaborative Divorce?

In a collaborative divorce, both divorcing partners hire an attorney. Each partner and each of their attorneys agree to participate in meetings together to resolve the issues that may apply in their particular situation including:

The outcomes of these meetings are legally binding. Ms. Watson has special training as a mediator and a collaborative divorce lawyer.

Why Should I Consider Collaborative Divorce?

Like many traditional divorces, in a collaborative divorce both parties seeking divorce are represented by their own attorney. However, rather than battling in court over property, support payments or child custody issues, the object of collaborative process is to mutually arrive at an agreement. If no agreement can be reached, then either party can terminate the collaborative process and proceed with a divorce in which the court may decide all contested issues . Both parties must retain new attorneys to represent them in the contested part of their divorce.

When you have children and you are looking at spending the next decade or more co-parenting with your former spouse, it is often easier and less costly to enter the collaborative divorce process where you both have the ability to control your interests, come to mutually agreeable solutions, rather than having a judge impose an order that neither party had a hand in creating.

Contact Our Family Law Lawyer for Service in the Round Rock Area

For experienced, understanding and resourceful legal representation in a collaborative divorce, mediated divorce or more traditional divorce, please call to schedule a first meeting at your convenience. Call at (512) 931-2121 or send our family law office an e-mail today.

Clients say : "She was always realistic and positive about the case; the end result was very close to what was anticipated. Lori Watson truly cared about my case and its equitable resolution. Communication with her was effortless and personable, her responses timely and pertinent. I would confidently recommend the services of Lori Watson to not only my closest friends, but family members included."

Clients say : " I first approached Lori Watson to handle my divorce two years ago. In the initial consultation I was put at ease by her objectivity and insightful nature and knew I would be well represented. Early on she assessed what was becoming a dangerous situation and placed well thought out procedures in place that were intended to protect but at the same time not provoke unwanted actions."

Clients say : " I am the single mother of a 5 year old child. Our situation is somewhat complicated because my daughter’s father and I were never married and he lives out of state. My daughter has never lived with her father which has made it difficult for the two of them to form a strong parent/child relationship. I had an attorney, whom at the time was not practicing family law." read more >>

Clients say : " I hired Ms. Watson to help me get through probably one of the most difficult times of my life, my divorce and custody battle for my children. Throughout the long-drawn out battle, Lori was very professional, empathetic to my situation, but more importantly was always there by my side." read more >>

Clients say : " Lori handled my complicated divorce with an estranged wife and children with psychological issues. Lori quickly grasped what the main issue would be in a long term contested divorce and formulated a strategy to address it." read more >>

Clients say : " Many have encountered stereotypical lawyers that tend to give attorneys a negative image. Lori Watson does not fit that stereotype and takes a fresh approach to practicing family law. As one who is in need of a family lawyer knows, it is usually a very difficult time in life with many stressors and heightened emotions. My situation was especially trying and lasted nearly a year." read more >>

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804 S Main St
Georgetown, TX 78626

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