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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 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 [...]

August 19, 2015

A Comparison of Collaborative vs. Litigated Divorces (Part One)

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 first of two parts. The International [...]

April 6, 2015

“The Cost of Doing Business”: Comparing Litigation with Collaborative Law

Camille Milner, a CLI-TX board member and a frequent contributor to our blog, called our attention to this recent post by CLI-TX member and SpringerLyle partner Frank Lyle on the Denton County Collaborative Professionals blog. It looks at collaborative law and litigation side-by-side as divorce options, making some excellent points about the advantages that collaborative [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

August 8, 2014

San Antonio Lawyers Appear On Texas Public Radio

Earlier this week, the State Bar of Texas’ Advanced Family Law Conference converged on San Antonio for its 40th annual edition, and as we mentioned in an earlier blog article, featured a special half-day session on collaborative law for family lawyers. To help explain collaborative law (as well as why so many family lawyers make [...]

April 17, 2014

A Trip Into Mediation (Or, Why I Choose Collaborative)

This article is from Angela Soper, a mental health professional and Collaborative Law Institute of Member based in Spring, working with a wide range of clients, including married couples and collaborative law clients seeking a divorce. Recently, I had the mixed blessing of sitting through a mediation session with the mother of one of my [...]

April 14, 2014

Putting Together Collaborative Law – Start to Finish

This article is from Kim Munsinger, a partner with San Antonio law firm Munsinger & Munsinger. Her practice focuses on family law with an emphasis on alternatives to litigation, including collaborative law and mediation. She is also the editor of Collaborative Law: Start to Finish, now available through TexasBarBooks. When my colleagues Norma Trusch and [...]

February 25, 2014

The “Graying” of American Divorce (As Reported By NPR)

Earlier this week, NPR featured an interesting story on its afternoon news program, All Things Considered, featuring older Americans divorcing in record numbers. As the story noted, couples over 50 are twice as likely to divorce now when compared to 20 years ago. What’s striking about the story is how emotionally challenging it can be [...]

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