Collaborative Divorce Articles

Who Gets Fluffy and Fido In The Divorce?

Who Gets Fluffy and Fido In The Divorce?

Although many of us consider our pets to be family members, the Texas Family Code still considers them to be property, for the purposes of a divorce.  If your pet was acquired, adopted or purchased during the marriage, most likely the pet is community property. That...

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Do You Own a Business and Need a Divorce?

Do You Own a Business and Need a Divorce?

You and your spouse may want to consider a Collaborative Divorce if you own your own business. Why? 1. Minimize disruption of business operations. Sometimes when business owners are divorcing, the business’ employees will find out there is a pending divorce and then...

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Three Gals in a Car: 2022 Conference Takeaways

Three Gals in a Car: 2022 Conference Takeaways

What a wonderful conference and one of the best parts was that we were all able to be face-to face with our lovely colleagues. The 2022 TexasBarCLE Collaborative Law: From Bush League to Big League conference was filled with exceptional presentations, fun activities,...

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Understanding How The Collaborative Process Works

Understanding How The Collaborative Process Works

According to the statute, we get into collaborative by signing a participation agreement. If you’re not working under the family law statute, you’re just signing a contract to enroll you into the process in a case such as a probate matter or a civil litigation...

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Bankruptcy and the Collaborative Process

Bankruptcy and the Collaborative Process

Many couples who face divorce do so because they have been experiencing significant financial difficulties. These financial woes may be one among many factors, or perhaps the only factor, that has led to the breakdown of the marriage. These difficulties may be...

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Ten Tips for Co-Parenting

Ten Tips for Co-Parenting

Today’s world presents many unnecessary stressors on children. For example, children should not have additional stress in their life from the two people they love and admire the most, their mother and father. These ten tips should help you co-parent in a more...

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Co-Parenting and Collaborative Law

Co-Parenting and Collaborative Law

The phrase “Co-parenting and Collaborative Law” has a nice ring to it. But how does the collaborative process facilitate co-parenting? Does the collaborative process actually facilitate co-parenting at all? Co-parenting after divorce is difficult for most couples....

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Co-Parenting and Collaborative Law

Co-Parenting and Collaborative Law

The phrase “Co-parenting and Collaborative Law” has a nice ring to it. But how does the collaborative process facilitate co-parenting? Does the collaborative process actually facilitate co-parenting at all? Co-parenting after divorce is difficult for most couples....

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The Pros and Cons of Collaborative Divorce

The Pros and Cons of Collaborative Divorce

For couples contemplating divorce, collaborative divorce can be an attractive approach to respectfully resolve their differences without going to trial. Often, it is also less adversarial, more economical, and holds the potential of a more expedient resolution. And,...

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How To Hire The Right Divorce Attorney For You

How To Hire The Right Divorce Attorney For You

Now that the difficult decision has been made to divorce, the time has come to find the right attorney who will guide you through the challenges you are about to face. At a minimum, you need this person to have the knowledge and experience to advise you through this...

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Common Parenting Time Configurations

It can be helpful to have a starting place when beginning your “parenting plan writing” process. Gone are the days of assuming that one parent gets every other weekend and Wednesdays. Thankfully, the family law industry is moving in a much more equitable (and healthy)...

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How Do We Tell Our Kids?

How Do We Tell Our Kids?

One of the most common concerns parents have as they approach divorce and separation is this: “What should we tell the kids, and how should we tell them?”  Telling your children that you are separating or getting divorced can cause enormous feelings of guilt and...

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Parenting Planning: Things to Be Aware Of

Parenting Planning: Things to Be Aware Of

When it comes time to begin building out your parenting plan, the possible combinations of choices are literally endless. Here are just some of the topics that you’ll need to discuss and agree upon:  Parenting time ratios – 50/50? 60/40?Parenting time logistics –...

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What is Co-Parenting and Why Do You Have to Do It?

What is Co-Parenting and Why Do You Have to Do It?

Having and raising children is a challenge.  Having to co-parent children during separation or divorce can feel impossible.  Children see and hear the sadness and anger taking place around them.  Parents don’t always think about what is in the best interests of the...

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Divorce: Dividing the House and Other Assets

Divorce: Dividing the House and Other Assets

Psychiatrists and psychologists rank divorce as the second most stressful life event behind the death of a spouse. In a divorce, one of the most frustrating parts of the process involves the division of the family’s assets. Both spouses are concerned about how they...

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