Coronavirus, Divorce and Family Law:

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Higdon Hardy & Zuflacht is taking a safe but proactive approach to the Coronavirus situation in our law practice. We are working every day to represent our family law clients. At the same time, we are following best practices to protect the health of our employees and our clients. To read more please Click Here

All our employees understand that they should not be working if they are sick, and in particular, that they should not be at our office while sick.

To further protect our employees and our clients we are encouraging meetings by phone, Zoom, Skype or similar means. We have represented clients from out of state and out of the country in this manner for many years. Our clients often prefer this to traveling to our office.

We are also working with the divorce and civil courts, as well as opposing counsel, to arrange court appearances, settlement conferences, and other litigation events remotely whenever possible.

To further protect the health of all concerned, all our attorneys and staff have the technology and capability to work on cases and with clients from home as well as at the office. Your phone calls will be returned. Your emails will be answered. Your case deadlines will be met.

The days ahead may be a challenge. We do not yet know the extent to which particular courts will curtail trials or even the extent to which HHZ will have clients and other guests come to our office. We will continue to work to take care of our clients’ cases and to take on new matters and clients. We will simply manage your case in less traditional, more technology-driven ways, that are safer for your health and ours.

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San Antonio Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorneys

Legally ending a marriage can be both an emotionally and financially taxing process, especially because many divorce proceedings occur in a traditional court setting. However, in recent years, a more popular option for the divorce process is alternative dispute resolution, which allows each individual the possibility of reaching an agreement without drudging through drawn-out court battles. This option can allow you to settle any disputes with your spouse away from the public setting of the court. Alternative dispute resolution offers a more private, expedited process that may result in higher satisfaction for both parties. In the case of family disputes, alternative dispute resolution can also make the well-being of children the top priority.

If you are going through a divorce and are interested in alternative dispute resolution, consider contacting a qualified San Antonio alternative dispute resolution attorney. Our compassionate lawyers are committed to reaching a divorce agreement that considers everyone involved. Contact our lawyers at Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P. immediately to discuss the particulars of your case and determine if alternative dispute resolution could be a viable option for you or visit our homepage to view more options.

Types of Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute resolution is authorized through Title 7 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code. A court may, on its own motion or on the motion of a party, refer a pending dispute for resolution by an alternative dispute procedure. Our lawyers have experience with the following types of alternative dispute resolution:

Mediation uses a trained neutral mediator to attempt to resolve the dispute, while collaborative law is a hybrid process that involves each client bringing a trained lawyer to the table to negotiate the divorce. Either of these options could help you to retain control during your divorce proceedings. If you are considering either of these options to settle your divorce, please do not hesitate to contact one of our trained San Antonio alternative dispute resolution attorneys.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are considering alternative dispute resolution, you likely have questions about how the process works. By consulting with experienced attorneys like the ones at Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P., you can rest easier knowing that you understand how this method can be utilized to resolve issues in your divorce settlement. We are here to help make sure that your voice is heard and your needs are represented. Contact us at (210) 349-9933 to speak with a knowledgeable member of our team today. Read more below to learn about ADR and how it is applied.

Why do I need an attorney for alternative dispute resolution?

At Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P., we know how to handle alternative dispute resolution. Once we get a clear picture of your goals for the proceedings, we will proceed with the alternative dispute resolution as a team effort. The process of alternative dispute resolution can be very stressful. Please allow us to serve as your anchor and voice of reason through this tough time. Unlike other law firms, all partners at our firm are Board Certified in Family Law. Our experience will serve you well when you hire us. Please contact us today, and we will use our skill and experience to make sure you get the solution you deserve through the alternative dispute resolution process.

What are the benefits of alternative dispute resolution?

Settling a divorce without the court getting involved means that the settlement agreement will be more likely to reflect your needs and priorities. Often, a court decree fails to serve these needs effectively. The benefits of alternative dispute resolution include flexibility, cost, and speed.

Additionally, a settlement reached through alternative dispute resolution may contain provisions that a court decree would not. Alternative dispute resolution also avoids the potentially adversarial courtroom. Avoiding the courtroom makes things easier for all parties involved, especially your children.

When can I proceed with alternative dispute resolution?

An agreement can be reached through alternative dispute resolution at any time. In Texas, many counties set aside two weeks each year as “settlement weeks,” where courts will try to facilitate settlement in family law cases. During the settlement weeks, there are more mediators to help reach resolutions. Whether you would like to get your divorce solved during the settlement weeks or at any other time, please contact Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P. today, and we will use our skill and experience in alternative dispute resolution to get the settlement best for you.

Contact a San Antonio Family Law Attorney

If you are seeking a divorce and considering an expedited, less stressful process than litigation, then alternative dispute resolution may be the right option for you. Please contact Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P. as soon as possible to discuss the particulars of your case. Our experienced attorneys will do our best to make your divorce as painless as possible. Call our offices in San Antonio at (210) 349-9933 to begin discussing the details of your case and see how we can work hard to help you.

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