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June 20, 2014

Conscious Financial Uncoupling: New Insights for Today’s Couples

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.  In a recent article on the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas blog, Linda Solomon wrote about conscious uncoupling, a term created by Los Angeles therapist and author Katherine Woodward Thomas, which came [...]

May 21, 2012

How Your Divorce Can Expose Your Political Contributions: A Cautionary Tale

This article is from Tracy Stewart, a financial professional based in College Station specializing in collaborative divorce, and a Collaborative Law Institute of Texas board member, whose credentials include CPA/PFS/CFF, CFP and CDFA. Until recently, I never truly understood the big deal about keeping a divorce out of the court records. Maybe that’s because I [...]

October 18, 2011

Looking for a Little Privacy (from Texas Collaborative Law Blog)

One of our favorite blogs on collaborative law comes for one of our colleagues, who was instrumental in the launch of the CLI-TX blog back in the day. Dick Price, who writes the Texas Collaborative Law Blog, recently wrote this thought-provoking piece on the importance of privacy in the divorce process for a number of [...]

May 23, 2011

Arnold, Maria, and Collaborative Divorce

The recent news about divorce proceedings starting up between one of America’s most famous couples – Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver – now includes input from Collaborative Law Institute of Texas board member Tracy Stewart, who was quoted in this CNNMoney article which ran this past Friday: The story focused on Schwarzenegger’s wealth – tied, [...]

November 11, 2010

Can Social Media Break Up a Marriage?

Last week, National Public Radio had a fascinating story on whether social media could break up a marriage — specifically, on how it can be used to facilitate and speed along infidelity. Emotional connections once requiring face-to-face contacts, phone calls, and clandestine meetings can now happen more subtly via a computer or a phone, and [...]

July 15, 2010

Why Collaborative Law Works in Small and Medium-Sized Towns

This post is from Sally Holt Emerson, an Amarillo-based attorney with the Underwood Law Firm, who has been board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law for 19 years. Among other local, state and national organizations, she is a member of the Board of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas, the [...]

April 12, 2010

What Couples Get from Neutral Financial Advisors

There is a recent article from the Reuters news service that discusses the growing need for professional financial advice during the divorce process, specifically in the Collaborative and mediation processes. The article is directed to financial advisors as a potential niche service to new clients.  What’s really interesting is how divorcing couples are beginning to use [...]

December 8, 2009

What Advice We’d Give Tiger Woods (If We Were Asked)

  First of all, as fans of Tiger Woods, we find his current predicament regrettable. While we recognize that our society is curious about the lives of public figures — especially those as well-known as Tiger — we understand how much harder his current situation is, given that he’s being tried in the court of [...]

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