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July 23, 2015

According to Honorée Corder, “Your Divorce Is the Best Thing That’s Ever Happened to You”

The Collaborative Law Institute of Texas is proud to be featuring Honorée Corder, author of If Divorce is a Game, These are the Rules Business Dating and Vision to Reality, as the featured speaker at the organization’s 10th Annual Luncheon at the Advanced Family Law Conference in San Antonio on August 4. Corder’s perspective on [...]

July 21, 2015

Communication: What’s It All About? (Part Two)

This article (the second of a two-part article) was written by Dr. Honey Sheff, a Dallas-based mental health professional and a board member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas. If you missed Part One, you can find it here. In my previous article, I took a look at the importance of good communication for [...]

July 14, 2015

Communication: What’s It All About? (Part One)

This article (the first of a two-part article) was written by Dr. Honey Sheff, a Dallas-based mental health professional and a board member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas. One of the most common challenges facing any couple is establishing good and healthy communication patterns. Mental health professionals tout the importance and benefits of [...]

June 30, 2015

Is an Equal Split the Fairest Way to Split?

Dick Price, the Fort Worth-based lawyer and collaborative law proponent, who was one of the first contributors on our blog covering Texas divorce, recently posted an excellent article on his blog about dividing assets in a divorce. One of the biggest questions that comes up in a divorce is how to divide things fairly — [...]

June 17, 2015

2015 Texas Legislative Update – Highlights for Collaborative Lawyers

This blog article is from Angela Pence England and Harry Tindall, partners at Tindall England, PC, a Houston-based law firm specializing in matrimonial and family law. Tomorrow, they’ll be doing a presentation in Austin on changes in family law enacted by the 2015 Texas Legislature in Austin; this article provides an overview of these changes. [...]

June 16, 2015

Why Your Children Should Not Be Messengers

We noticed a recent, powerful blog article from CLI-TX member (and former CLI-TX board member) Linda Solomon on her website, about the assignment that some children of divorcing and divorced parents unwittingly assume — becoming a messenger for his or her parents. Here’s the particular excerpt that caught our attention: Recently, I worked with a [...]

June 12, 2015

Jack Emmott and Norma Trusch Receive Awards from Houston Volunteer Lawyers

Norma Trusch and Jack Emmott, two Houston-based family lawyers, Collaborative Law Institute of Texas past and present board members, and collaborative proponents who have spearheaded efforts to bring pro bono collaborative law services to a wider range of Houstonians seeking divorces, were honored this week with the Trailblazer Award from Houston Volunteer Lawyers for their [...]

May 28, 2015

Why Choose Collaborative Law? Here Are Six Good Reasons

We thought this recent blog article from the Brazos Valley Collaborative Law Alliance was worth a share — written by former Collaborative Law Institute of Texas board member and BVCLA founding member Tracy Stewart, it looks at six benefits of choosing collaborative law for settling a divorce. She’s able to boil the six benefits down [...]

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 [...]

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