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April 14, 2014

Putting Together Collaborative Law – Start to Finish

This article is from Kim Munsinger, a partner with San Antonio law firm Munsinger & Munsinger. Her practice focuses on family law with an emphasis on alternatives to litigation, including collaborative law and mediation. She is also the editor of Collaborative Law: Start to Finish, now available through TexasBarBooks. When my colleagues Norma Trusch and [...]

March 28, 2014

Conscious Uncoupling: Perhaps a New Term, but Not a New Idea

This article is from Linda Solomon, a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in private practice in Dallas-Ft Worth area. She is actively involved in the collaborative approach to divorce, working as a neutral team member focusing on the family. She has served as a Board member of The Collaborative Law Institute of Texas and The [...]

March 20, 2014

Collaborative Divorce Explained on KERA-FM’s “Think”

As we announced earlier in the week, three members of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas — lawyers Janet Brumley and Jelena Kovacevic Yeargain from VernerBrumley PC, and licensed professional counselor and collaborative neutral Linda Solomon — were featured on KERA-FM’s “Think” program Tuesday afternoon, in advance of today’s statewide collaborative law conference in Dallas. [...]

March 17, 2014

Collaborative Law Experts to Be Featured on KERA-FM This Tuesday

In advance of the annual State Bar of Texas’ Collaborative Law course happening this Thursday and Friday, a trio of Dallas-based collaborative law experts will be featured guests on KERA-FM, the National Public Radio affiliate for Dallas-Fort Worth. From noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, lawyers Janet Brumley and Jelena Kovacevic Yeargain (both [...]

February 25, 2014

The “Graying” of American Divorce (As Reported By NPR)

Earlier this week, NPR featured an interesting story on its afternoon news program, All Things Considered, featuring older Americans divorcing in record numbers. As the story noted, couples over 50 are twice as likely to divorce now when compared to 20 years ago. What’s striking about the story is how emotionally challenging it can be [...]

February 17, 2014

What To Do If Valentine’s Day Convinced You To Get Divorced

Type in the words “Valentine’s Day” and “divorce” next to each other, and you’ll get a sense of how much pressure the holiday places on people to not only be in relationships, but to feel happy and fulfilled in them. One article, on celebrating Valentine’s Day after divorce, advises people not to plan a first [...]

January 31, 2014

Transitioning from Divorce to Co-Parenting: It’s All About Attitude

We recently ran across this article from South Florida collaborative lawyer Robert Merlin on the transition from divorce to co-parenting that we thought was worth sharing. The article looks at the adjustment that parents have to make as they go from raising children with a spouse to raising children with an ex-spouse. There’s a particularly [...]

January 24, 2014

Divorce Corp.: Not the Whole Story on Divorce

You might have heard about a recent movie, Divorce Corp., that takes a look at divorce in America from a particularly cynical point of view. As Collaborative Law Institute of Texas board member Winnie Huff noted, in her recent blog post on the movie, “The documentary centers on the idea that litigation is a poorly [...]

January 23, 2014

The Wendy Davis Story (And Why It’s A Good Example of What Collaborative Law Can Do)

Last weekend, the Dallas Morning News published an article by writer Wayne Slater, which examined the life story of Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, including her two divorces. Included among the many opinion pieces sprung from that initial article were revelations about Davis’ second divorce to Jeff Davis in 2003 — a divorce in Jeff [...]

December 27, 2013

After Christmas, ‘Tis The Season for Increased Divorce

The British version of Huffington Post just featured an article by family lawyer Philippa Cunniff that points out something that applies in the U.S. as well — an uptick in initiating the divorce process immediately after the Christmas holidays. According to her article, the reason for this is twofold: Firstly, the stress and pressure of [...]

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