Stephanie Foster: Collaborative Law and Mediation Help Families to “Divorce with Dignity”
Divorce can be heart wrenching and difficult. However, it does not have to be if you contact Stephanie Foster, an experienced Tarrant County divorce attorney whose office serves the communities of Arlington, Mansfield, Southlake, Keller, Hurst, Euless, Bedford and Fort Worth, Texas. Stephanie Foster helps her clients reduce the anxiety and stress of divorce. She guides men and women in dissolving a marital bond with respect and fairness using the increasingly popular collaborative law process, cooperative process, mediation, arbitration or litigation.
A Skilled Negotiator
The Arlington collaborative lawyer distinguished herself as one of the first Tarrant County attorneys trained in “collaborative law,” which offers clients a less combative way to divorce. In collaborative law, there is no war and there are no court appearances. Instead, two or more attorneys work with their respective clients and a possible team of a communications coach and a financial planner/CPA to negotiate and agree on child custody, visitation and the equitable division of their marital assets and debts.
Stephanie Foster uses her talents in the art of negotiation and communication as well as a great sense of humor and compassion to help couples divorce with their dignity intact. Stephanie Foster addresses each client’s concern over the small details and fine print in a divorce agreement with her extensive knowledge of family law. For example, a client may require a visitation agreement that deviates from the norm to meet a family’s demanding schedule. Stephanie Foster designs a “parenting time plan” that facilitates the mother or father’s access to their children.
Clients Have Choices
Stephanie Foster is a strong litigator who effectively articulates and argues for her clients’ interests in contested divorce cases. However, more often the parties in a divorce are willing to use collaborative law, a cooperative process, mediation or arbitration because of all the benefits. Stephanie Foster’s clients certainly are presented with all the options. Those who chose to collaborate typically find it easier to move on with life after marriage, Stephanie Foster explains.
“If you litigate a case, it’s much harder to bury the hatchet,” Stephanie Foster says. “How can you put closure on something when a judge, who doesn’t even know you, makes all the final decisions regarding the children you love so very much and the assets both parties have worked so hard to acquire. On the other hand, collaborative law allows both sides to be winners. Everything is open for negotiation. I am able to meet many of my client’s needs, simply by scheduling a telephone conference or a working lunch with my opposing counsel. It’s amazing what you can achieve by simply getting together and opening the lines of communication.”
Other Family Law Matters
Stephanie Foster handles a variety of other family law matters, too, such as petitions to modify a child custody or visitation order. Stephanie Foster also files adoptions by stepparents. She helps clients resolve paternity disputes and matters related to child support or spousal support. She files protective orders on behalf of domestic violence victims and asks for court intervention when a former spouse is in contempt of court on a family or divorce-related matter.This attorney’s office is easily accessible from neighboring cities such as Fort Worth, Southlake or Mansfield. It is located in a welcoming, colonial-style building where an empathetic staff greets clients and helps them feel at ease discussing their cases. Stephanie Foster’s legal support team is composed of four bright women who are knowledgeable and trained to assist the attorney in all types of divorce and family law cases. The four women have worked as a dedicated team with Stephanie Foster for a combined total of almost 30 years. They are highly organized, efficient and devoted to their clients. The legal support team shares the divorce lawyer’s philosophy: “I will represent my clients to the best of my ability in finalizing their domestic relations problem without undue delay, expense or heartache.”