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October 26, 2015

Gauging the Impact of Conflict on Children in Divorce

Collaborative Law Institute of Texas President-Elect Camille Milner, while attending the 2015 IACP Conference earlier this month, was inspired by keynote speaker Donna Hicks to write a blog article from the road. Titled “The Impact of Conflict on Children,” the article looks at how children are impacted psychologically by their parents’ fights, the similarities between [...]

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 [...]

March 12, 2015

NBC’s Today Weighs In on “How to Avoid a Nasty and Costly Divorce War”

This article is from Jack H. Emmott, a Collaborative Law Institute of Texas member and a family law attorney in Gray Reed and McGraw, P.C.’s Houston office. A few weeks ago, Today (NBC’s popular morning show) did a fantastic piece on collaborative law that I think is worth viewing. Texas’ own T. Boone Pickens was [...]

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 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 [...]

October 31, 2014

A Helpful Illustration Showing What Collaborative Law Can Do

We ran across a fantastic article from Dallas-based family lawyer Larry Hance earlier this week. Hance is one of the first Texas lawyers to add collaborative law to his practice, and it’s still an important part of the work he’s doing at Hance Wickham P.C. The article recounts a story he heard at his first-ever [...]

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 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 [...]

July 31, 2014

CLI-TX Members Leading Workshops at State’s Premier Family Law Conference Next Week

Collaborative law has gained a greater profile in recent years in Texas family law circles, including gaining its own section in the State Bar of Texas and being included in the programming for the state’s largest annual conference for family lawyers. That tradition continues this year at the State Bar of Texas’ 40th annual Advanced [...]

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