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June 30, 2014

Syd Sharples Featured in Austin Family on Summer Co-Parenting

Collaborative Law Institute of Texas president Syd Sharples was just featured as a guest author in Austin Family — based on earlier work she’s done on this blog, she’s just published an article giving divorced parents tips for how to navigate summer schedules and activities. As she notes in the article, summer can be a [...]

November 29, 2011

Children, Divorce and Holidays: Part Two

This blog article (the first of a two-part article) is from Syd Sharples, LCSW, an Austin-based Mental Health Professional (MHP) and therapist in Austin. She sits on the Board of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas. There is an emotional aspect to every experience we have, and the holidays are no exception. Make it your [...]

November 28, 2011

Children, Divorce, and Holidays: Part One

This blog article (the first of a two-part article) is from Syd Sharples, LCSW, an Austin-based Mental Health Professional (MHP) and therapist in Austin. She sits on the Board of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas. Divorce re-forms families. Instead of two parents living under one roof, there are now two homes where the children [...]

November 9, 2011

Garage Sale Litigation (from Brenda Lee Roberts’ Blog)

A few weeks ago, we highlighted one of our favorite Collaborative Law Institute of Texas blog writers, Dick Price. There’s another excellent blog writer in our community — Dallas-based collaborative consultant, parent facilitator and mental health professional Brenda Lee Roberts, who wrote a particularly insightful article. The article, “Garage Sale Litigation,” looks at a garage [...]

August 6, 2010

Child Support in a Collaborative Divorce

This post is from Scott Clarke, a Certified Financial Planner and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst currently in private practice in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, and a Collaborative Law Institute of Texas Board Member. He has been in the financial advising business since the early 1990s and has specialized in the divorce financial aspects for the [...]

October 2, 2009

Child Custody Decisions

Divorce can be very difficult emotionally. Powerful feelings can get stirred up when discussing custody arrangements or a change in custody. Getting into a custody fight can be one of the most expensive, emotionally draining and destructive things someone can do. That’s true whether it is an initial custody determination or a subsequent modification or [...]

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