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February 18, 2016

Advocating for Children in the Collaborative Process

In advance of the 9th Annual Collaborative Law Course presented by the State Bar of Texas, we spoke to Carie P. Mack, an Allen-based collaboratively-trained family lawyer and co-presenter of the session titled “Advocating for Children in the Collaborative Process,” to learn more about the information she’ll be sharing with other Texas collaborative professionals. What [...]

February 8, 2016

The Collaborative Law Spring Conference: Can I Count You In?

This article is from Honey Sheff, a Dallas-based mental health professional, a board member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas, and the director of this year’s 9th Annual Collaborative Law Course (Understanding Collaborative Divorce Inside & Out – More Than Just the Process), co-sponsored by the State Bar Collaborative Law Section and the Collaborative [...]

August 26, 2015

A Comparison of Collaborative vs. Litigated Divorce (Part Two)

A version of this article, by Harry Munsinger, a partner in San Antonio family law firm Munsinger & Munsinger, and Michael Gallery, owner of OPIS Consultants in Highland Village, Texas, appeared in the latest edition of Roadmap, a newsletter for Collaborative Law Institute of Texas professionals. This is the second of two parts; the first [...]

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 [...]

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 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 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 [...]

February 27, 2015

Tracy Stewart Featured in Chicago Tribune on “Gray Divorces” and Finances

Earlier this week, prior CLI-TX board member Tracy Stewart was featured in an informative Chicago Tribune article (also syndicated in the Contra Costa Times) discussing divorce after the age of 50, and how that can affect retirement. In the article, Stewart discusses how clients over 50 seek (and are best served by) collaborative divorces; we [...]

February 25, 2015

Sharing (and Singing) a Story of Collaborative Law Success

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. At the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas and State Bar of Texas Collaborative Course in Austin earlier this month, the keynote speaker was Barbara McAfee, who is a vocal presence coach and songwriter, and [...]

January 20, 2015

How Collaborative Law in Texas is Growing Up (and Getting Past its Growing Pains)

This article is from Kevin Fuller, founder of Dallas-based Fuller Mediations, a firm that provides a range of mediation services to settle divorces and other disputes, and a former president of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas. He will be a presenter at the upcoming Collaborative Law Spring Conference in Austin, taking place Feb. 12 [...]

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