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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 [...]

December 29, 2015

Christmas, Then New Year’s, Then Divorce?

If you pay any attention at all to news stories around divorce, you’re aware that the holiday season usually brings at least one article about how unhappy couples, determined to stay together through the end of the year, make plans to divorce once the New Year arrives. The expense and stress of the holidays prove [...]

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 [...]

July 14, 2015

Communication: What’s It All About? (Part One)

This article (the first of a two-part article) was written by Dr. Honey Sheff, a Dallas-based mental health professional and a board member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas. One of the most common challenges facing any couple is establishing good and healthy communication patterns. Mental health professionals tout the importance and benefits of [...]

May 13, 2015

CLI-TX Now Showcasing Film About Kids and Divorce on Its Site

The Collaborative Law Institute of Texas is pleased to announce that it is making Split! available on its website (and on this blog) for a limited time. The movie, which clocks in at just over a half-hour, is an invaluable instructional film about the impact of divorce on children, and how parents can help them [...]

April 14, 2015

Why I Wrote Meet Max

This blog article is from Jennifer Leister, a Collaborative Law Institute of Texas member and Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor based in Dallas. She is also the author of two children’s books – Meet Max, geared towards helping children understand divorce, and Max Meets Emma, geared towards helping children understand dating, second marriages and blending of two [...]

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