Collaborative Divorce uses Mirror Respect™ to Resolve your Case

Collaborative Divorce helps you use Mirror Respect™ in your restructured family postdivorce.

Hiller Law offers Collaborative Divorce. Collaborative Divorce is a process in which you and your spouse will each have your own specially trained and experienced Collaborative Divorce attorney and work through the issues of your case using a method known as “interest-based negotiation,” which enables spouses to formulate agreements that focus on their most important individual and mutual goals. Collaborative divorce uses mirror respect™ by definition.

Collaborative Divorce is Confidential

Collaborative Divorce is a private and confidential process. Just as in a traditional divorce, each of you will have confidential conversations with your attorney and a strategy for accomplishing your goals in the case, but in the Collaborative Divorce process, those goals are reached without destroying your relationship with your spouse or exhausting your community estate on a court battle.

Collaborative Divorce professionals manage this confidential process — in an office rather than a courtroom setting — that provides the resources, structure, and emotionally safe space needed for a divorcing couple to consider their unique situation and arrive at a mutually agreeable settlement–outside the eye of the public.

It's Client, Child & Family InCentered

The Collaborative Divorce approach is a settlement process that focuses on helping couples and their families find their way to respectful resolution, creating an emotionally safe environment for the parties to express their interests and goals, negotiate and resolve their conflict without going to court.

The Collaborative Divorce process recognizes that, even though a marriage may be ending, relationships and obligations often continue, especially when children are involved. It allows spouses to formulate agreements that focus on their most important individual and mutual goals. This process helps all family members, even extended family, learn how to move forward in a positive way – focused on the future, rather than dwelling on arguments and disputes of the past.

The Collaborative Divorce process results in solutions that enables each person impacted by a divorce – especially children – to have the best post-divorce lives possible. Parents divorcing collaboratively are better able to protect their children from the damaging effects of a highly contentious divorce and preserve more of their mutual respect for each other as parents.

It's Creative and Customized

Collaborative Divorce provides divorcing couples an innovative alternative to a traditional courtroom divorce. In Collaborative Divorce, control isn't handed over to a judge unfamiliar with a couple's or a family's unique circumstances and who has a very limited time to hear their case. Instead, the divorcing couple works with specially trained Collaborative Divorce professionals — and without court interference — to arrive at a creative and customized solution, just for them, that will deliver the most positive outcome possible for the couple and the family.

It's Out of Court

Most couples agree that they would prefer to work through the issues of their divorce outside the courtroom. In the Collaborative Divorce process, clients actually sign a contract that they promise to try to settle all the issues of their case outside of court and that they even promise not to threaten to go to court. When that threat is removed, clients are able to more comfortably and satisfactorily negotiate the issues in their case.

It's Convenient

Collaborative Divorce operates on a family's schedule. Couples have the flexibility to schedule meetings with their collaborative team when all participants are best able to meet, unlike the litigation process in which clients are subpoenaed for depositions and court hearings without consideration for their own schedules. 

It's Cost-Conscious

Collaborative Divorce  is a more cost-effective and efficient process than a traditional divorce. It is structured so that divorcing couples work with specially trained professionals to resolve financial, parenting, and other pertinent issues. It's a process that enables couples to invest directly in solutions rather than costly litigation.

Specialized Training and Experience

Michael Hiller is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1998. As an American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators (AACFL) Member, Michael can help you with your challenging property issues in Collaborative Divorce.

Michael's over 56 combined years of divorce and collaborative divorce experience in Houston, Austin, and Texas, makes him highly adept at reaching no-nonsense and novel solutions to the most complex of cases. His virtual practice can reach all Texans.

Mr. Hiller is known for his innovation, being one of the first mediators and collaborative divorce lawyers in Texas. For example, Mr. Hiller is currently rolling out his mirror respect™ concept, and collaborative divorce uses mirror respect™ by definition - It teaches respect between you and the other parent and encourages respect among the two of you and your children.

The collaborative process can also help you stay together, leading to an improved marriage. This program can be done in collaborative law or mediation utilizing "Designing Our Future Together” a postnuptial agreement, and/or an estate plan.

Whether you get apart or stay together in collaborative divorce, you will use Mirror Respect™.

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