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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 [...]

February 18, 2015

Mending at the Ending: Creating a Ritual for Divorce

This blog article comes from Bill Connolly, a Collaborative Law Institute of Texas member and a partner with Houston family law firm Connolly & Shireman LLP. In far too many divorce cases, fear dictates what we do, what we say and what we finish up with at the end of the divorce process.  The loss [...]

February 16, 2015

Austin Author Honoree Corder Offers New Book on Thriving after Divorce

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. Many people suffering through the pain of divorce are looking for resources that will ease that pain. While a therapist’s office is the best place to work through the emotions of [...]

February 12, 2015

Collaborative Law: Just Mediation in Disguise?

Is collaborative law just mediation in disguise? We recently ran across that provocative question in an article from Lexology, authored by the Potomac, Maryland-based law firm Shulman Rogers. They do make the point that both alternatives to litigation have some qualities in common. Specifically, they note, “Indeed, both focus on information gathering, goal identification, and [...]

January 29, 2015

The Importance of Remaining a Family After Divorce

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. For collaborative professionals, some of our highest and best work is to offer people options for reconciliation. Now, by that, I do not necessarily mean reconciling the marriage, although we are [...]

January 20, 2015

How Collaborative Law in Texas is Growing Up (and Getting Past its Growing Pains)

This article is from Kevin Fuller, founder of Dallas-based Fuller Mediations, a firm that provides a range of mediation services to settle divorces and other disputes, and a former president of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas. He will be a presenter at the upcoming Collaborative Law Spring Conference in Austin, taking place Feb. 12 [...]

January 12, 2015

Our Upcoming Conference: Looking at Collaborative Law from Both Sides of the Table

This blog article is from Carla Calabrese, a Dallas-based family lawyer and partner with Calabrese Huff and Dr. Honey Sheff, a Dallas-based mental health professional. Both Calabrese and Sheff are serving as course directors for the upcoming annual Collaborative Law Spring Conference in Austin Feb. 12 and 13, presented by the State Bar of Texas and [...]

December 30, 2014

What’s In Your Future? Divorce Can Help You Shape It

This article is from Dick Price, founder of the Price Law Firm in Fort Worth and author of the Texas Collaborative Law Blog. What if, one day, you could construct your future? If you were given the opportunity to take a clean slate and add details of your future life, what would you include? I [...]

December 29, 2014

Even the Most Contentious Cases Can Be Solved with Collaborative Law

This article is from Cristi Trusler, principal at Trusler Legal PLLC, and Melissa Williams, principal at Law Office of Melissa M. Williams, Austin-based family lawyers who include collaborative law in their respective practices. The collaborative process is designed specifically to resolve conflict in a constructive and effective manner. Contrary to what many people believe, collaborative [...]

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