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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 [...]

January 4, 2016

10 Co-Parenting New Year’s Resolutions for 2016

This article is from Syd Sharples, an Austin-based mental health professional who specializes in psychotherapy and collaborative facilitation, and past president for the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas.  I just spent the holidays with my daughter and her father. I think I would probably have preferred a month-long defensive driving class to the holidays with [...]

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 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 28, 2015

When a Divorce Decree Isn’t Quite Final

An interesting article from Esther Donald at Dallas-based family law firm GoransonBain caught our attention recently. Titled, “The Final Divorce Decree Is Not Etched In Stone,” it looked at what happens when divorced couples face unexpected situations that make it difficult if not impossible to carry out what the divorce decree says they should do. [...]

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