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May 13, 2015

CLI-TX Now Showcasing Film About Kids and Divorce on Its Site

The Collaborative Law Institute of Texas is pleased to announce that it is making Split! available on its website (and on this blog) for a limited time. The movie, which clocks in at just over a half-hour, is an invaluable instructional film about the impact of divorce on children, and how parents can help them [...]

May 4, 2015

HB 2512: How It Would Help Collaborative Law in Texas

This blog article is courtesy of Larry Maxwell, a Dallas-based collaborative lawyer, arbitrator and mediator. Four years ago, I worked with collaborative lawyers from around the state to persuade the Texas State Legislature to pass the Collaborative Family Law Act. Texas became one of the first of a growing number of states to pass the [...]

April 21, 2015

Negotiating With Your Spouse (and How Understanding Attachment Theory Helps)

A few weeks ago, we posted an article highlighting the attachment theory training that collaborative divorce professionals from across Texas participated in recently. Curtis Harrison, the current president of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas (and a partner with Dallas family law Goranson Bain), attended the training and provided his own take on attachment theory. [...]

April 14, 2015

Why I Wrote Meet Max

This blog article is from Jennifer Leister, a Collaborative Law Institute of Texas member and Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor based in Dallas. She is also the author of two children’s books – Meet Max, geared towards helping children understand divorce, and Max Meets Emma, geared towards helping children understand dating, second marriages and blending of two [...]

April 6, 2015

“The Cost of Doing Business”: Comparing Litigation with Collaborative Law

Camille Milner, a CLI-TX board member and a frequent contributor to our blog, called our attention to this recent post by CLI-TX member and SpringerLyle partner Frank Lyle on the Denton County Collaborative Professionals blog. It looks at collaborative law and litigation side-by-side as divorce options, making some excellent points about the advantages that collaborative [...]

April 2, 2015

How Attachment Theory Applies to Divorce

The following article is from Steve Walker, a Frisco-based financial planner and board member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas. I had the pleasure of attending a Collaborative Law Institute of Texas-sponsored training in Houston last week, which featured presentations by therapist Yuval Berger and attorney Lisa Alexander — both of them experienced collaborative [...]

March 12, 2015

NBC’s Today Weighs In on “How to Avoid a Nasty and Costly Divorce War”

This article is from Jack H. Emmott, a Collaborative Law Institute of Texas member and a family law attorney in Gray Reed and McGraw, P.C.’s Houston office. A few weeks ago, Today (NBC’s popular morning show) did a fantastic piece on collaborative law that I think is worth viewing. Texas’ own T. Boone Pickens was [...]

March 9, 2015

A Story That Still Has Relevance: Revisiting the Geskys

Tom and Michelle Gesky are one of the best-known couples to have gone through collaborative divorce, in part because of the media interviews they were willing to do to help spread the word about collaborative law. Though it’s been ten years since the New York couple started down the road to divorce, their story is [...]

February 27, 2015

Tracy Stewart Featured in Chicago Tribune on “Gray Divorces” and Finances

Earlier this week, prior CLI-TX board member Tracy Stewart was featured in an informative Chicago Tribune article (also syndicated in the Contra Costa Times) discussing divorce after the age of 50, and how that can affect retirement. In the article, Stewart discusses how clients over 50 seek (and are best served by) collaborative divorces; we [...]

February 25, 2015

Sharing (and Singing) a Story of Collaborative Law Success

This article is written by S. Camille Milner, a Denton-based collaborative lawyer and the current Vice-President of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas’ board. At the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas and State Bar of Texas Collaborative Course in Austin earlier this month, the keynote speaker was Barbara McAfee, who is a vocal presence coach and songwriter, and [...]

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