If divorce proceedings have already begun, can you still switch to a collaborative divorce?

Dallas, TX Family Law Attorney, Barbara Cole, addresses the question if you can switch to a collaborative divorce if divorce proceedings have already begun.

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You can but I would have to wonder what that would look like. If someone comes to me and they’ve already been served and the attorney is already moved on down the road and wants temporary orders, I generally then try to get us into some type of dispute resolution process. And what I’ve learned is if we can get into mediation first for temporary orders then we have a chance then ’cause we’ve reshaped the case to go collaborative if we need to.