In Texas, Collaborative Law (also called Collaborative Divorce or Collaborative Practice) is a structured process that provides an alternative to court and litigation. The Collaborative choice offers you the opportunity to focus on what is important to you, your family and your future. Couples facing separation and divorce encounter many challenges, especially when children are involved. Parents must resolve important issues with significant thought to the after-effects. Collaborative Family Law provides a positive context in which to deal with these concerns without resorting to litigation. Settlement possibilities are more expansive in this setting as the parties can often agree to terms that the courts cannot otherwise order. By establishing an open, cooperative environment, parties and their counsel can work toward a settlement that benefits everyone.