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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 [...]

November 6, 2015

Taking Pro Bono Collaborative Law Statewide

This blog article is from Norma Trusch, a Houston-based collaborative family lawyer and longtime proponent of collaborative law. This is a preview of an article appearing in the upcoming edition of Roadmap, the  Collaborative Institute of Texas newsletter. Like many of you, I have long felt that our wonderful collaborative law process should be made available [...]

August 7, 2015

Linda Solomon Wins 2015 Gay G. Cox Collaborative Law Award

The Collaborative Law Institute of Texas, a statewide organization of lawyers, financial professionals, and mental health professionals committed to collaborative law, has awarded its 3rd annual Gay G. Cox Collaborative Law Award to Linda Solomon, a Dallas-based mental health professional, collaborative law proponent, and collaborative professional trainer. “I am honored beyond words to have been [...]

July 21, 2015

Communication: What’s It All About? (Part Two)

This article (the second of a two-part article) was written by Dr. Honey Sheff, a Dallas-based mental health professional and a board member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas. If you missed Part One, you can find it here. In my previous article, I took a look at the importance of good communication for [...]

June 30, 2015

Is an Equal Split the Fairest Way to Split?

Dick Price, the Fort Worth-based lawyer and collaborative law proponent, who was one of the first contributors on our blog covering Texas divorce, recently posted an excellent article on his blog about dividing assets in a divorce. One of the biggest questions that comes up in a divorce is how to divide things fairly — [...]

May 28, 2015

Why Choose Collaborative Law? Here Are Six Good Reasons

We thought this recent blog article from the Brazos Valley Collaborative Law Alliance was worth a share — written by former Collaborative Law Institute of Texas board member and BVCLA founding member Tracy Stewart, it looks at six benefits of choosing collaborative law for settling a divorce. She’s able to boil the six benefits down [...]

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 [...]

April 2, 2015

How Attachment Theory Applies to Divorce

The following article is from Steve Walker, a Frisco-based financial planner and board member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas. I had the pleasure of attending a Collaborative Law Institute of Texas-sponsored training in Houston last week, which featured presentations by therapist Yuval Berger and attorney Lisa Alexander — both of them experienced collaborative [...]

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 [...]

March 9, 2015

A Story That Still Has Relevance: Revisiting the Geskys

Tom and Michelle Gesky are one of the best-known couples to have gone through collaborative divorce, in part because of the media interviews they were willing to do to help spread the word about collaborative law. Though it’s been ten years since the New York couple started down the road to divorce, their story is [...]

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