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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 [...]

December 16, 2014

Avoiding Christmas Custody Games

This article is from Curtis Harrison, a partner with GoransonBain, PLLC, and the President-Elect for the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas’ board. Christmas is finally here again. For millions of Americans, Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year. But if you are in the middle of a divorce or child-custody modification, you [...]

December 9, 2014

How to Get Your Finances in Order Before a Divorce

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. The opinions expressed on this site are Rick Soat’s own and do not necessarily represent the views of [...]

December 1, 2014

Preparing for More Difficult Collaborative Cases: What I Learned at the IACP Conference

This article was written by Dr. Honey Sheff, a Dallas-based mental health professional and a board member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas. I’ve recently returned from four days in Vancouver, Canada, where I attended the Annual Forum for IACP (the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals), and I’ve since have had time to process [...]

November 24, 2014

Spending the Holidays with Your Ex-Spouse

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. You’ve just gotten divorced and darn if it isn’t holiday time. As with many post-divorce experiences, you’re faced with another first: how to spend holidays now that you’re a family [...]

November 18, 2014

The Children’s Bill of Rights in Divorce

When collaborative law proponents talk about its advantages — especially in comparing collaborative law to litigation — one of the most compelling talking point involves children. When a couple with children is working out its divorce in a collaborative setting, the parenting plan will be paramount in the discussions, and the couple will have exclusive [...]

November 13, 2014

How to Handle Sudden Wealth from a Divorce

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. The opinions expressed on this site are Rick Soat’s own and do not necessarily represent the views of [...]

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