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Collaborative Divorce in Austin, TX

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Divorce does not have to be a stressful and expensive process. It does not have to take months in court to resolve issues related to child custody, visitation, support, and the division of property. It does not have to completely destroy your relationship with your ex-spouse or damage your relationship with your children. Collaborative law offers a non-combative approach to divorce that can preserve your relationships, reduce costs, and help you face a more stable future.

At Andrae Law, we offer skilled collaborative divorce counsel to clients in and around the Austin area, including in Williamson and Travis. We recognize the benefits that collaborative family law can offer, and we use our skill and experience to make sure our clients experience these benefits to the fullest extent. Our Austin lawyer is Board Certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and together they have over 35 years of collective legal experience to apply to your collaborative divorce.

Put this experience on your side by calling an Austin divorce attorney at (512) 668-7133.

Why Choose Andrae Law, PLLC?

  • Committed to Giving Back
    Our firm is involved with giving back to the legal profession and the community.
  • Board Certified
    Amanda Andrae is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
  • Experienced Attorneys
    Our attorneys have over 40 years of combined legal experience.

How Does Collaborative Divorce Work in Texas?

In collaborative divorce, both spouses agree to resolve all divorce-related issues outside of the courtroom. Even though both parties will be represented by a separate attorney to help protect their best interests, issues such as child custody, property division, and spousal support will be agreed upon peacefully. A peaceful negotiation allows for less stress, no court hearings, and a better outcome for each side. A collaborative divorce also allows you to focus on a more customized approach, which turns the focus on present and future-based decisions.

Choosing this method to end your marriage is highly personal and should only be decided upon if you have all the facts. Our Austin collaborative divorce lawyers can provide the insight you need to make the right decision. We welcome you to call our offices at any time to schedule a confidential consultation.

Benefits of Collaborative Divorce

Since collaborative divorce is often resolved peacefully and amicably, there are many benefits involved. They include:

  • Confidentiality - Most procedures are done behind closed doors and out of the public eye
  • Faster results - When issues are resolved quickly, the entire process goes much smoother
  • Reduced stress and conflict - The concept of divorce is stressful alone, collaboration takes out much of it
  • No court hearings - When no court hearing is required, the overall process becomes that much quicker
  • Customized settlements - Each side can customize their own plan going forward, that way everyone wins

How Long Does a Collaborative Divorce Take in Texas?

It can largely depend on each party, however there is a mandatory 60-day waiting period that anyone in the state of Texas must adhere to. Once the 60 days are over, an agreement can be approved by the court. To get a more accurate estimation of your personal waiting time, call Andrae Law, PLLC today!

Other divorce methods include: Litigation & Mediation Contact us at (512) 668-7133 today.

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  • "Perfect amount of understanding and empathy"
    Amanda and her team have exhibited the perfect amount of understanding and empathy balanced with sound legal guidance. Amanda was sensitive to my desires in implementing my divorce and setting up visitation for my ex-husband but didn't let me short myself by giving up more than I needed.
  • "Ethical, compassionate, dedicated attorney in an extremely complicated and difficult situation."
    Amanda Andrae is an ethical, compassionate, dedicated attorney who truly cares about what is important in family law, the best interest of the child. My situation was beyond complex and difficult with respect to the dyamics of all the involved parties, therapists, attorneys, witnesses, etc. Amanda did not falter in her ability to skillfully manage both the "people" side of things and the legal/ technical. She is honest and responsive, and truly went above and beyond to find ways to resolve an impossible situation. Amanda is also well respected by other attorneys, judges and therapists in Austin, which is important. In a situation where there were often no good answers, she did what she does best, which is think strategically, creatively, and always focus on what was best for my children and for me. If you want an ethical, compassionate, skilled family law attorney, I highly recommend Amanda Andrae.
  • "They were great with communication"
    I am very pleased with Andrae Law. I got divorced and had a child custody matter I needed help with and they handled it. They were very direct with what my options were. If I was confused about something they were very good about explaining the process and what had to be done. They were great with communication, via email and phone. I've had attorneys in the past that wouldn't return my call for up to a week, I was very happy that didn't happen with this firm. I feel I definitely got my money's worth. I highly recommend Amanda Andrae & Sally Pretorius with Andrae Law.
  • "Great family lawyer"
    I hired Amanda Andrae to help me with a child conservator issue. I had orders in place already regarding custody and child support but I needed to change them to sole conservatorship in order to take care of everything for my daughter in the complete absence of her father. I knew that changing orders was very difficult and would be even more so without being able to locate the father to serve him. I had also had a terrible experience with the lawyer who wrote the original orders and felt very uncomfortable undergoing the process again. I researched and chose Amanda and her firm carefully and I am so glad I did. Amanda figured out exactly what needed to be done, inspired confidence and calm in me, and took me through the long process with the exact end result I needed for my daughter's safety and best interests. The new orders are perfect, thoughtfully written to reflect our situation rather than boilerplate, and have already worked wonders. With them, I was able to get my daughter a passport and give her school authority to turn away her father if he tried to come pick her up. I feel immense peace of mind knowing my daughter is safe.
  • "Excellent & Trustworthy divorce attorney"
    Amanda and her team impressed me from the very get-go. If you want an attorney who is responsive, who will work as much within your budget as possible, and will keep you clearly informed throughout your legal journey - I recommend Amanda fully and without reservation. In my case, it was a relatively agreeable divorce situation with children, multiple properties and businesses involved. And as my divorce attorney, I could not have asked for better representation and sound advice. As with any divorce, I had some times of pretty high emotion and Amanda was kind, non-judgmental and very understanding to the challenges I was facing. And along the way, Amanda and I shared some great laughs which made the tough situation of divorce a bit easier. Are there things that Amanda's office could probably do better? Sure. But that's true of any attorney or any business practice. What she does best is what matters most - and that is ensuring her clients are protected, advised, and represented professionally with the highest ethical standards.
  • "Knowledgeable and compassionate"
    Amanda is a very knowledgeable and compassionate attorney who expertly guides her clients to fair settlements and, when needed, to very good outcomes in the courtroom.
  • "Deeply moved by your incredible generosity"

    Amanda, "Thank you" is insufficient, as I am deeply moved by your incredible generosity. Your support, along with Joan and Alex, has been beyond remarkable. I don't know how I would've gotten through this experience without all of you. You and Joan are just as much therapists as you are lawyers. You both fought for me and didn't let me back down when I was emotionally exhausted but you did so with respect and integrity. You provided me with the validation I needed when I doubted myself. I now carry this forward with me and the value of such is priceless. You turned one of the worst experiences of my life into one of my proudest. As a result of the dedication and unwavering support I received from you both, my family will forever be shaped for the better. In sincere gratitude, I wish you all the best.