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October 19, 2015

Can You Get a Divorce AND Have Joyous Holidays?

This article was written by Tracy Stewart, a College-Station based financial planner, a Brazos Valley Collaborative Divorce Alliance founding member, and a former Collaborative Law Institute of Texas board member specializing in collaborative divorce.  Yes. Get a collaborative divorce. Steer clear of a court-system divorce. Avoid draining your savings. Side step family squabbles. Enjoy your [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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