Leading Lawyers Stacey Langenbahn and Brian Hirsch Describe Constructive and Destructive Divorce Procedures on Family Matters

Couples can divorce in a constructive way or a destructive way. Leading attorneys and mediators Stacey Langenbahn (Texas) and Brian Hirsch (Virginia) describe a variety of approaches on Family Matters Feb. 2, 2016.


Phoenix, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/02/2016 -- When an individual or a couple wants to divorce, there are a variety of ways to decide about the terms of the divorce. These include working with a professional family mediator, collaborative law, team mediation, evaluative settlement conferences with retired judges, and litigation. The February 2, 2016 episode of Family Matters on VoiceAmerica can help people make well-informed choices about what approach to divorce will make most sense for them.

Guest Stacey H. Langenbahn, J.D. is the President of D├ętente Mediation Services, LLC in Colleyville, Texas. She is a Distinguished Credentialed Mediator in Texas, a Founding Member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM), and a member of APFM's Board of Directors. She has been named by her peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America every year since 2012, was named a Top Mediator in Tarrant County by the Fort Worth Magazine, and has a superior AVVO rating. Ms. Langenbahn is co-authoring the family mediation chapter of the State Bar of Texas's Alternative Dispute Resolution Handbook. She has practiced law for twenty-four years as a mediator, family lawyer, collaborative practitioner, and civil trial lawyer. As a Founding Director and Vice President of the Texas Collaborative Law Council, she was a pioneer in the development of civil collaborative law in Texas. She was instrumental in developing the Civil Collaborative Law section of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She is a founding member of the Collaborative Law Sections of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, and the Dallas Bar Association. She is an international trainer and speaker on collaborative law and on a team mediation process for helping families with separation, reconciliation, or divorce.

Guest Brian Hirsch, Esq. is a partner with Hirsch & Ehlenberger, P.C. and has practiced Family Law in Reston, Virginia for 30 years. He has litigated Family Law cases extensively in Circuit Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District (J&DR) Court. He is a substitute judge for J&DR Court, was chair of the Virginia State Bar (VSB) Family Law Section, and is editor of the Virginia Family Law Quarterly, a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a member of the Virginia Bar Association Family Law Coalition, a certified family mediator, and Chair of the VSB Fifth District Disciplinary Committee (Sec. II). He is a frequent speaker on Family Law.

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The Family Matters talk radio program is broadcast every Tuesday at 3 PM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.