Charles Quaid

8150 No. Central EXp.
Dallas, Texas 75206
United States
Office: 214-373-9100
Member since 2008
Membership Type: IACP
Profession(s): Lawyer, Mediator

My 35 years of family law practice led to the inescapable conclusion that divorce is a transition into a new life, and the focus on the participants needs to be about their future, as opposed to fighting over the past. The majority of the concerns and issues facing a client in divorce are not legal. The parties - especially those with children- need to resolve their differences in a manner that allows them to to maintain as amicable of a relationship as possible to allow future interaction to be pleasant. They need guidance and privacy. Collaborative law provides same, minimizes cost and allows the parties to fashion a resolution that is best for their unique situation. I have extensive experience in all types of family law cases. I also have extensive experience in civil litigation involving complex property disputes (real estate, partnership,shareholder and intellectual property), personal injury and Constitutiional rights. Such provides me a broad perspective of possible issues and resolutions of the variety of issues facing our clients. It also affords me the insight to realize that the limitations of traditional litigation renders it wholley inadequate to effectively and constructively help parties move forward in life. I also have the luxury of being able to work with my wife as my law partner to provide our clients an even more unique and insightful representation.

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Law, Family Law, Civil litigation (limited)
License(s): Texas 1980: Northern and Southern Federal District Courts for Texas. Fifth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals ~
Professional Activities: Association, Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism, Texas Family Law Foundation, Dallas Bar Foundation (Life Member), Collaborative Law Institute of Texas, IACP
Education:
Undergraduate:

Post-graduate:
Juris Doctorate 1980, Southern Methodist University School of Law
Comments: In my 35 years as an Family and Civil Law attorney, I always believed that settlement was a far better resolution than trial. I also realize that the litigation paradigm is severly inadequate to fulfill what should be the goal of divorce and custody disputes. Collarborative Law allows families to not only fashion uniquely personal resolution for their situation but in a environment that allows for solid linear relationships to continue when children are involved.