We understand that divorce is an often difficult process. You want to know that your lawyer knows that your divorce can be tough, too. We understand.
As a client of the O’Connell Law firm, you will be able to talk with your lawyer about your divorce options and choices. Your choices include litigation as well as options available to you to reach an agreement without having to go to court including mediation and collaborative law. With your attorney, you will choose which option will work best for you during your divorce.
This involves direct negotiation between you and your spouse. This approach should work well if you are at a high-functioning point in your relationship and can effectively communicate with each other. If you and your spouse have reached agreements regarding the division of your marital estate, then you will likely decrease time and expenses in your divorce.
A collaborative law divorce is different than going to court for the judge to decide. You work to reach an agreement for your divorce with your lawyer. Read more about Collaborative Law.
Is mediation right for your case? Mediation allows people in a divorce to meet in the privacy of an office setting instead of court, with a neutral person to help reach an agreement in their case. Jill O’Connell has years of experience and training in negotiation skills. Marci Martinez is a qualified Mediator for divorce and other civil issues.
Sometimes, it is necessary for a client to use court intervention and litigate certain issues because you want or need a judge to make a decision for you, especially if high conflict is involved in your case. We are always striving to reach the best result for you whether that is by litigation or another method of dispute resolution. O’Connell Law Firm’s litigation experience is a valuable asset to resolve your case before having to go to trial and to be prepared for litigation. If litigation is necessary, Jill is an experienced trial attorney who has appellate experience through the U.S. Supreme Court. Additionally, our firm will work the top local professionals to assist us in trial preparation to best represent your needs in the courtroom.
Alimony is actually financial support for a spouse. Support for a spouse can be either ordered by the Court or the parties can agree to the terms of the support.
Jill is a trained, experienced collaborative law attorney and she is a member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas.
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