Collaborative Divorce Articles

What does Attorney/Client Privilege Really Mean?

What does Attorney/Client Privilege Really Mean?

You often hear about attorney-client privilege or confidentiality in movies or on TV. In communications between an attorney and a client, the attorney has a duty not to disclose any confidential information of the client; that means that the attorney cannot tell...

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Protecting Our Children in Divorce.

Protecting Our Children in Divorce.

Billy’s parents are divorcing. Billy is 7 years old and he is worried that he will never see his father again. Harper’s parents are divorcing. She is 19 years old and Harper is worried that her parents will no longer be able to pay for her college....

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How Much Does Divorce Cost?

How Much Does Divorce Cost?

It’s a great question. And a question for which everyone wants to know the answer, but no one seems to be able to. The truth is that it can be answered, just not with a hard, up front number. The answer depends in part on which process you choose and how much...

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Divorce and the Family Home

Divorce is a time of emotional and financial stress for the entire family. The first and most important decisions revolve around the children and custody if applicable. The next most important discussion is how to divide equity in the family home and whether it will...

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January is Child-Centered Divorce Awareness Month

January is Child-Centered Divorce Awareness Month

January is Child-Centered Divorce Awareness Month The following was contributed by Camille Milner, a Collaborative Divorce Lawyer with milner-law.com Do Children of Divorce Need Counseling? In my practice, I regularly suggest counseling for the children of parents in...

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Finance and Children

Finance and Children

Divorce is always a challenging time for parents and children alike. There are so many factors to consider such as custody schedules, selling or keeping the family home, splitting assets, etc. As the divorcing parents negotiate the terms of the divorce, they hopefully...

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Five Things To Know About Taxes And Divorce

Five Things To Know About Taxes And Divorce

Divorce has significant effects on your taxes.  For example, if your divorce is final by December 31 of a tax year, the IRS will consider you unmarried for that entire year, so you must file individual rather than joint tax returns.  Moreover, due to new tax...

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The Rise in After Retirement Divorce

The Rise in After Retirement Divorce

My family law practice handles a sizeable number of “grey divorces.”  “Grey divorce” clients have been married to their respective spouses for decades.  Over the years, through season after season, their relationships have evolved and changed.  At some point, these...

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Why Are Older People Getting Divorced?

Why Are Older People Getting Divorced?

For years, married couples have been known to stay together for the “sake of the children.” When the children are grown and moved away, more older people are divorcing than ever before. There are several reasons for this: The couple may have problems with being empty...

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Understanding Alimony in Texas

Understanding Alimony in Texas

Contrary to what many people think, Texas does have what is commonly known as alimony. The Texas Family Code calls it spousal maintenance.  However, the Texas Family Code narrowly defines when spousal maintenance can be ordered by the court. When clients want or need...

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