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July 16, 2014

Helping You Find Options: Why a Financial Planner Can Help You Divorce Smarter

This article is from Richard D. Soat, a San Antonio-based financial professional with BDO (a professional services firm providing assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services) and a board member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas. When it comes to divorce, many people lead with their hearts and not their heads, and it’s easy [...]

July 7, 2014

Two Austin Collaborative Law Experts Quoted in Austin American-Statesman Article on Kids and Divorce

The Austin American-Statesman wrote an excellent article on children and divorce which came out this past Friday, and author Nicole Villalpando included a past and present Collaborative Law Institute of Texas president — lawyer Kris Algert and mental health professional Syd Sharples — in the article. Algert had some great advice regarding divorce in general [...]

June 30, 2014

Syd Sharples Featured in Austin Family on Summer Co-Parenting

Collaborative Law Institute of Texas president Syd Sharples was just featured as a guest author in Austin Family — based on earlier work she’s done on this blog, she’s just published an article giving divorced parents tips for how to navigate summer schedules and activities. As she notes in the article, summer can be a [...]

June 20, 2014

Conscious Financial Uncoupling: New Insights for Today’s Couples

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.  In a recent article on the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas blog, Linda Solomon wrote about conscious uncoupling, a term created by Los Angeles therapist and author Katherine Woodward Thomas, which came [...]

June 12, 2014

Making a Budget: The First Step to Financial Well-Being

This article is from Richard D. Soat, a San Antonio-based financial professional with BDO (a professional services firm providing assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services) and a board member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas. One of the hardest things I have to do when I’m serving on a collaborative divorce team is [...]

May 31, 2014

New Collaborative Law Book Featured In Texas Bar Journal

As we noted last month in this article, San Antonio collaborative lawyer Kim Munsinger edited a book called Collaborative Law: Start to Finish, which shows lawyers how to lead clients through the collaborative process. Thanks to the Texas Bar Journal, which recently published this interview with Munsinger, there’s now more information out about the creation [...]

May 21, 2014

Breaking Bread Together: How Food Figures Into the Collaborative Process

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.  Early on, when we started our collaborative law work, I decided, or someone recommended, somewhere along the way, that having snacks at the meetings might be helpful. In presentations, I always emphasized [...]

May 13, 2014

CNBC Features Collaborative Law, Says It Eases Economic and Emotional Stress

We’ve seen a few recent accolades in the news for collaborative law — one of the most recent comes from CNBC, who published an article earlier this month comparing it favorable to traditional litigated divorce. The headline itself proclaimed collaborative law a way to “ease [the] economic [and] emotional stress” that often accompanies divorce, and [...]

April 29, 2014

Kim Munsinger and Harry Munsinger Featured in San Antonio Express-News on Collaborative Law

If you know anyone wondering about the basics of collaborative law, a great article just came out in the San Antonio Express-News, featuring Kim Munsinger and Harry Munsinger explaining how collaborative law works, and how, as the title of the article suggests, it can help to “take the fight out of divorce.” Kim Munsinger isn’t [...]

April 28, 2014

Summer Vacations After Divorce: Communication The Key to Curing the Summertime Blues

This article is from Syd Sharples, LCSW, the current president of The Collaborative Law Institute of Texas and an Austin-based psychotherapist and collaborative divorce facilitator. Summers introduce a new rhythm to family life. Children are home from school, many parents must schedule child care, and families might plan vacations. For some families, summer vacation and [...]

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