Austin, TX Divorce Lawyer Tony R. Bertolino of Bertolino LLP Comments on Reports about Collaborative Divorce

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Responding to a recent story in U.S. News & World Report, Texas divorce attorney Tony R. Bertolino of Bertolino LLP said couples considering ending their marriage should think carefully about collaborative divorce in Texas.

You might think that a collaborative divorce will cost you less money than a traditional divorce. While that sounds like the way to go, there’s no guarantee that you will save money.

The perceived financial advantages of collaborative divorce have made them increasingly popular and the subject of recent news stories, but Texas divorce lawyer Tony R. Bertolino of Bertolino LLP, cautions couples to carefully consider what type of divorce works best for their situation.

Bertolino has been following recent news stories about collaborative divorces. An article about the financial advantages of collaborative divorce appeared in U.S. News & World Report, “Why a Collaborative Divorce Makes Financial Sense” (Aug. 19, 2013). An article about the advantages and disadvantages of different types of divorce, including collaborative divorce, was also published this month in the New York Times, “From a Prominent Divorce in the Affluent Class, Lessons for All” (Aug. 9, 2013).

“Every divorce is unique,” Bertolino said today. “That’s why it’s important for couples planning to divorce to think carefully about what style of divorce works best for them. Some couples prefer a traditional divorce in Texas. Others want to try the collaborative divorce process. Whichever process you are considering, you should talk to an experienced Texas divorce lawyer to learn about all of your legal options.”

Collaborative divorce is term used to describe a type of divorce in which “a team of professionals, including attorneys, therapists and consultants, works together to help a couple end their marriage as peacefully as possible,” according to U.S. News & World Report.

“Stated another way, a collaborative divorce involves a couple finalizing a divorce agreement without going to divorce court,” said Bertolino, a divorce attorney in Austin. “You might think that a collaborative divorce will cost you less money than a traditional divorce. While that sounds like the way to go, there’s no guarantee that you will save money. If the collaborative divorce process does not work out, you might end up pursuing the traditional divorce process, which results in additional fees and expenses.”

Bertolino said deciding which type of divorce best suits your needs can be challenging. “There are many issues that need to be considered during a divorce: alimony, spousal support, child custody, child visitation, division of property and divorce taxation. Don’t underestimate the complexity of your Texas divorce. An experienced attorney can help you review all your legal options.”

About Bertolino LLP
Bertolino LLP, is a Texas law firm with a reputation for providing quality legal services in Austin, TX, Houston, TX and San Antonio, TX. The attorneys handle a wide range of legal issues, including divorce and child custody, medical license defense, professional license defense, probate and estates, car accidents and personal injury cases. Contact Bertolino LLP today and schedule a case evaluation. Visit http://www.belolaw.com.

For more information about divorce law in Texas and the legal options available to you, call (800) 210-0126 or complete the online contact form.

Bertolino LLP
823 Congress Avenue
Suite 704
Austin, Texas 78701

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