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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

September 9, 2015

When Emotion Overwhelms Reason (and How to Counter It In Divorce Negotiations)

This article is from Kevin Fuller, founder of Dallas-based Fuller Mediations, a firm that provides a range of mediation services to settle divorces and other disputes, and a former president of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas. I’ve been involved enough with divorce negotiations to see this more than once: I bring a solid settlement offer [...]

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 — [...]

June 17, 2015

2015 Texas Legislative Update – Highlights for Collaborative Lawyers

This blog article is from Angela Pence England and Harry Tindall, partners at Tindall England, PC, a Houston-based law firm specializing in matrimonial and family law. Tomorrow, they’ll be doing a presentation in Austin on changes in family law enacted by the 2015 Texas Legislature in Austin; this article provides an overview of these changes. [...]

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 4, 2015

HB 2512: How It Would Help Collaborative Law in Texas

This blog article is courtesy of Larry Maxwell, a Dallas-based collaborative lawyer, arbitrator and mediator. Four years ago, I worked with collaborative lawyers from around the state to persuade the Texas State Legislature to pass the Collaborative Family Law Act. Texas became one of the first of a growing number of states to pass the [...]

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