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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 — [...]

December 9, 2014

How to Get Your Finances in Order Before a Divorce

This article is from Richard D. Soat, a San Antonio-based financial professional with BDO (a professional services firm providing assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services) and a board member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas. The opinions expressed on this site are Rick Soat’s own and do not necessarily represent the views of [...]

November 13, 2014

How to Handle Sudden Wealth from a Divorce

This article is from Richard D. Soat, a San Antonio-based financial professional with BDO (a professional services firm providing assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services) and a board member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas. The opinions expressed on this site are Rick Soat’s own and do not necessarily represent the views of [...]

October 28, 2014

Making Pro Bono Collaborative Law A Reality In Texas

This article is from Norma Levine Trusch, a Houston-based collaborative lawyer and former Collaborative Law Institute of Texas board member. Ever since the Texas legislature passed the Uniform Collaborative Family Law Act, I’ve been obsessed with making collaborative law available for low income couples. Thanks to Jack H. Emmott III and Alissa Ruben Gomez, this [...]

October 10, 2014

Handling Insurance Needs After Divorce

This article is from Richard D. Soat, a San Antonio-based financial professional with BDO (a professional services firm providing assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services) and a board member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas. The opinions expressed on this site are Rick Soat’s own and do not necessarily represent the views of [...]

September 30, 2014

Sound Advice from the Wall Street Journal on Planning for a Divorce

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article with some sound tips on planning for divorce, with the article’s main argument embedded in its headline — “How to Plan for a Divorce: Getting Married Can Be Expensive, but Try Getting Unmarried.” The article begins by noting that September is one of the most common months [...]

August 26, 2014

Contractual Alimony: A Powerful Tool in Settling Estates

This article is from Richard D. Soat, a San Antonio-based financial professional with BDO (a professional services firm providing assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services) and a board member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas. The opinions expressed on this site are Rick Soat’s own and do not necessarily represent the views of [...]

July 16, 2014

Helping You Find Options: Why a Financial Planner Can Help You Divorce Smarter

This article is from Richard D. Soat, a San Antonio-based financial professional with BDO (a professional services firm providing assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services) and a board member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas. The opinions expressed on this site are Rick Soat’s own and do not necessarily represent the views of [...]

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 [...]

January 23, 2014

The Wendy Davis Story (And Why It’s A Good Example of What Collaborative Law Can Do)

Last weekend, the Dallas Morning News published an article by writer Wayne Slater, which examined the life story of Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, including her two divorces. Included among the many opinion pieces sprung from that initial article were revelations about Davis’ second divorce to Jeff Davis in 2003 — a divorce in Jeff [...]

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