Divorcing With Dignity
Divorcing with Dignity: Deteriorating family dynamics threw Katie’s family into an unexpected divorce with young children. The initial crisis continued as unresolved issues began unravelling. Conflict was high. Chaos reigned.
Katie knows all too well how parents can be left struggling with circumstances beyond their control. Children may already be suffering from high conflict, unpredictability, and even distrust in their parental relationships. This is the kind of trauma that, if continued, heals only with enormous care and, even then, not quickly or easily. Katie seeks to stabilize the divorce process and immobilize the snowballing effects of a family’s crisis.
Katie beautifully articulates her approach:
“As parents, we were shown how best to protect our children by focusing on the quality of the co-parenting relationship that lays before us. With predictability and lowered conflict, we were able to make informed decision in our children’s best interests and craft a post-divorce plan that fit our family. Minimizing divorce conflict can make all the difference for children and the future joint parenting relationship. By navigating parents through their conflict, settlements processes allow parents to keep their children front and center. By supporting parents in making informed choices, settlement processes can empower parents to preserve relationships and build lasting solutions for the future of their family.”
“Where both parties and their lawyers are willing to work toward settlement, the divorce can be kept out of the courtroom. With two reasonable, experienced lawyers representing each side, there’s a good chance each party will walk away with an acceptable settlement without ever stepping inside a courtroom. I work to negotiate and settle cases to save our clients the time, money, and conflict that it takes to go to court. Particularly in cases of high net worth divorces, neither party is likely to truly benefit when important questions of property division and alimony are left to little more than a family judge’s discretion. By engaging in direct negotiations with your spouse and his or her counsel, we can take greater control over the process and, in doing so, be more likely to come out with an agreement that protects your most vital interests.”
Katie champions both a cost and time saving approach:
“Too many divorces end up being cases of ‘winning the battle, losing the war’ because issues are needlessly litigated. Pursuing a settlement agreement allows parties to bypass unnecessary litigation to get to the heart of essential legal issues.”
Katie Berry is a divorced mother and family lawyer. She is a 1988 cum laude graduate of Texas Tech Law School and a Haynes and Boone alum.
Areas of Practice
- Family Law
- Basic Mediation (2018 – present)
- Family Mediation (2018 – present)
- Child Custody
- Research, Litigation, Family Law, Legal Research
- Estate/Testamentary Planning
Texas State Bar
- Juris Doctor
- Texas Tech University School of Law – Tech, Texas, US 1988
- Associate Attorney, the Law Office of Dana L. White, PLLC, July 2019 – present
- Sole Proprietor, Katie Berry Law, December 2015- July 2019
- Associate Attorney, Wimer and Jobe, PC, 1992-1996
- Associate Attorney, Haynes and Boone, LLP, 1988-1992