Collaborative Divorce Articles

What Does “Collaborative” Mean?

What Does “Collaborative” Mean?

The term ‘collaborative divorce’ can sound like an oxymoron- words that just don’t go together. Many people assume that divorce has to be contentious and adversarial, so the word ‘collaborative’ doesn’t seem to be realistic. How can a process that involves pain,...

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Divorce and Rising Interest Rates

Divorce and Rising Interest Rates

Divorce already takes an emotional, mental, and financial toll on the family. The current real estate market has added to that with increasing interest rates, declining house prices and diminishing values in certain asset accounts Nationwide, there’s a shortage of...

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Common Sense: Smart Clients Understand

Common Sense: Smart Clients Understand

Many clients think they are savvy negotiators, but they often fail to understand how their behaviors and attitudes towards each other throughout any divorce process effects the end result.  What you and I see as common-sense negotiation tactics, are anything but that...

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Three Texas – Sized Divorce e-Myths

Three Texas – Sized Divorce e-Myths

In the post-information age in which we live, we can literally find an answer to any question within seconds at the touch of a button or a question to Alexa. However, finding accurate and relevant information can be much more challenging, especially when it comes to...

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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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