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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 [...]

January 13, 2016

Give Peace a Chance

This article is from Carol Mapp, a Collaborative Law Institute of Texas member and Arlington-based mental health professional with Integrated Healthworks. The day we honor Dr. Martin Luther King is right around the corner. I am reminded of one of his many quotes about peace; one of my favorites is: “Peace is not merely a distant [...]

December 19, 2015

A Case Against Holiday Time-Sharing for Divorced Parents

A standard parenting scheduling in Texas splits up the three major holidays of the holiday season: it gives one parent Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day with the children on even years and Christmas on odd years, and the other parent gets the reverse schedule. For the parent getting the children during Christmas, it’s actually a [...]

December 14, 2015

What to Do (and What Not to Do) With Children During Your Divorce

We happened upon an excellent blog article recently from the Brazos Valley Collaborative Divorce Alliance, a group of collaborative divorce professionals based in College Station. We recently covered the impact of divorce on children, which was a big topic at the latest International Association of Collaborative Professionals conference, but the article from our friends in [...]

November 18, 2015

“Find Your New Normal” This Holiday Season

The holidays are upon us! Thanksgiving is next week, and you’ve probably noticed that some stores are already piping in holiday music and pointing visitors to Christmas presents. (You’ve also probably noticed new cups at Starbucks that may or may not be festive enough for some people’s liking, but that’s another topic for another day [...]

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 [...]

September 30, 2015

What to Remember When Divorcing with Children

Divorce can be emotionally challenging when it involves just a couple — but when that couple has children, it can be even more emotionally taxing for every family member. With that in mind, Collaborative Law Institute of Texas President-Elect Camille Milner posted a recent, excellent article on her blog covering the 10 things to remember [...]

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 16, 2015

Why Your Children Should Not Be Messengers

We noticed a recent, powerful blog article from CLI-TX member (and former CLI-TX board member) Linda Solomon on her website, about the assignment that some children of divorcing and divorced parents unwittingly assume — becoming a messenger for his or her parents. Here’s the particular excerpt that caught our attention: Recently, I worked with a [...]

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 [...]

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