Helping You Find Practical Solutions In Divorce & Co-Parenting
Helping You Find Practical Solutions In Divorce & Co-Parenting

Learn More About The Collaborative Divorce Process

At the Law Office of Matt Sossi, we have been helping Texas families find practical solutions to difficult problems for more than 25 years. We are here to help you get past the trauma of the divorce process and lay the foundation for a brighter future. If you think collaborative divorce is right for you, we encourage you to contact us in San Antonio today. Please call us at 210-686-6193 or complete our contact form to arrange a consultation.

What Is Collaborative Divorce?

Collaborative divorce is an alternative to courtroom litigation. In the collaborative divorce process, the divorcing spouses agree to meet outside of court to resolve their disputes. Typically, the collaborative process takes place in an agreed-upon location, and each spouse can have an attorney present.

Our Collaborative Handbook and Conflict Management Handbook are excellent resources for divorcing spouses who are interested in the collaborative process.

What Are The Benefits Of The Collaborative Process?

Ask anyone who has gone to court over their divorce, and they will tell you that divorce litigation can be emotionally devastating and very costly. The collaborative process can help you avoid the adversarial nature of courtroom litigation, as well as keep your costs to a minimum. Because you don’t have to rely on a court’s schedule or rules of procedure, the collaborative divorce process allows you more control. Essentially, your voice can be heard in a way that a courtroom setting simply does not allow. The collaborative process generally helps to reduce conflict because both sides are given the opportunity to state their needs and goals in a non-adversarial setting. When completed, the collaborative process typically leads to better, more satisfactory agreements between divorcing spouses.

What Divorce Issues Can The Collaborative Process Address?

The collaborative process can address virtually any issue related to divorce, including marital property division, child custody and co-parenting.

Why Doesn’t Every Divorcing Couple Choose Collaborative Divorce?

Sometimes the rift between divorcing spouses is too great, and the parties simply cannot come to an agreement on matters relevant to their divorce. This may be the case when domestic violence or other legal problems are an issue. Sometimes divorcing spouses begin the collaborative process, but they find out they still cannot agree. In such a case, the parties are free to stop the collaborative process and choose courtroom litigation instead. At the Law Office of Matt Sossi, we have more than 25 years of experience in these matters, and we are confident that we can help you reduce conflict in your divorce and resolve your disputes through collaboration.

Schedule A Consultation

Our office is located in San Antonio, and we serve clients throughout Bexar County and the surrounding areas. To set up a consultation, please call us at 210-686-6193 or complete our contact form.

Our founding attorney, Matt Sossi, is a collaborative divorce attorney, as well as a trained family law mediator. To set up a mediation, please use our convenient mediation scheduling tool.