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October 28, 2014

Making Pro Bono Collaborative Law A Reality In Texas

This article is from Norma Levine Trusch, a Houston-based collaborative lawyer and former Collaborative Law Institute of Texas board member. Ever since the Texas legislature passed the Uniform Collaborative Family Law Act, I’ve been obsessed with making collaborative law available for low income couples. Thanks to Jack H. Emmott III and Alissa Ruben Gomez, this [...]

October 17, 2014

How Fast Does a Collaborative Divorce Move?

One question that comes up about collaborative law is, “How quickly can we reach a divorce?” As we were reminded, looking at an article on the subject from Fort Worth-based collaborative lawyer Dick Price’s excellent blog, it’s usually faster than litigation, but it might not be the get-divorced-quick solution some people want. He notes that [...]

October 10, 2014

Handling Insurance Needs After 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 [...]

September 30, 2014

Sound Advice from the Wall Street Journal on Planning for a Divorce

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article with some sound tips on planning for divorce, with the article’s main argument embedded in its headline — “How to Plan for a Divorce: Getting Married Can Be Expensive, but Try Getting Unmarried.” The article begins by noting that September is one of the most common months [...]

September 16, 2014

How Divorced Parents Are Like Married Parents

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. Earlier this month, the New York Times ran a fantastic, must-read article by Robert E. Emery titled “How Divorced Parents Lost Their Rights.” The premise of the article was that [...]

August 26, 2014

Contractual Alimony: A Powerful Tool in Settling Estates

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 [...]

August 25, 2014

Seven Years Later, This American Life Segment on Collaborative Law Still Relevant

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. Yesterday marked the seven-year anniversary of the original broadcast of this episode about the separation and divorce on the National Public Radio program This American Life with host Ira Glass. Two [...]

August 19, 2014

New York Firm Offers Its Take on Advantages of Collaborative Divorce

In the past, we’ve offered up a number of ways to look at collaborative divorce vs. a traditional courtroom divorce, including this list which lives on the main Collaborative Law Institute of Texas website. There’s a slightly different take on the advantages of collaborative divorce on this site from New York-based law firm Berkman Bottger [...]

August 12, 2014

Harry Tindall Wins 2014 Gay G. Cox Collaborative Law Award

The Collaborative Law Institute of Texas has awarded its 2nd ever Gay G. Cox Collaborative Law Award to Harry Tindall, the Houston-based lawyer and longtime collaborative law advocate, who helped lead lobbying efforts to make Texas the first state to adopt a collaborative law statute. The award is the latest honor for Tindall, who began [...]

August 8, 2014

San Antonio Lawyers Appear On Texas Public Radio

Earlier this week, the State Bar of Texas’ Advanced Family Law Conference converged on San Antonio for its 40th annual edition, and as we mentioned in an earlier blog article, featured a special half-day session on collaborative law for family lawyers. To help explain collaborative law (as well as why so many family lawyers make [...]

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