Collaborative Divorce Articles

Dealing With Trusts In A Divorce

Dealing With Trusts In A Divorce

Characterizing property owned by a couple is an important part of any divorce and the existence of a trust can complicate the process, especially if it’s an irrevocable trust established during the marriage.  On the other hand, an irrevocable trust established prior...

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4 Bad Habits of Co-parents and How to Break Them

4 Bad Habits of Co-parents and How to Break Them

It’s not a secret that co-parenting is a job in of itself, one that requires many hours of on-the-job training. And since there is so much emotional labor involved, one or more parties might be tempted to lean on bad behaviors in moments of exhaustion or frustration....

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Divorce Is A Family Affair

Divorce Is A Family Affair

Divorcing with children involves the whole family. One day, everyone knows where everyone is and where things go and what the rules are, the next day everything has changed. Parents do everything they can to ‘keep the kids out of it’, to let them know it isn’t their...

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What To Do When Your Child Refuses To Visit Your Ex

What To Do When Your Child Refuses To Visit Your Ex

Many divorced parents wonder what they should do when their child doesn’t want to visit the other parent.  Should they encourage their child to go on the visitation or let him or her decide?  That depends on the child’s age–teens are old enough to make their own...

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Collaborative Divorce – What You Should Know

Collaborative Divorce – What You Should Know

More and more in recent years, divorcing couples have been turning to a hybrid process known in Texas as collaborative divorce, which combines a lawyer’s advocacy and legal know-how with the problem-solving orientation of divorce mediation. The process begins when...

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Top 3 Overlooked Financial Issues During Divorce

Top 3 Overlooked Financial Issues During Divorce

Divorce is commonly seen as one of the most stressful experiences one will ever go through.  Along with all of that stress, you are also making financial decisions that will most likely affect the rest of your life and perhaps the lives of your children as well.  For...

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The Divorce Is Over – What Do I Need To Do Now?

The Divorce Is Over – What Do I Need To Do Now?

No matter what type of divorce process you go through, Divorce is never easy! While a Collaborative Divorce will aid in maintaining family ties and co-parenting skills, the fact that you got Divorced means you’re just went through a major life change. Any Estate...

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Qualifying Income Issues in Divorce

Qualifying Income Issues in Divorce

Although divorce rates are reported to be declining, many marriages still end in divorce. Most people know that a divorce can be emotionally draining, but they don’t always realize how financially draining a divorce can be on both parties.  One of the biggest...

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Divorcing With A Special-Needs Child

Divorcing With A Special-Needs Child

Getting a divorce is hard on any family, but it’s especially difficult when a special-needs child is involved, because the burden of care and planning for the child falls mostly on the custodial parent.  When a special-needs child is involved in a divorce, the issues...

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Mediation or Collaborative Divorce?

Mediation or Collaborative Divorce?

People often ask about “mediation” for their divorce when they mean no court and no fighting.  But are they asking the right question?  Collaborative family lawyer and mediator Julian Schwartz https://www.basharaschwartz.com/ says, “This question comes up all the...

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Tips for Staying on the High Road During a Divorce

Tips for Staying on the High Road During a Divorce

A lot of divorcing couples express a desire to “take the high road” during divorce and the collaborative divorce process supports the couple in this desire. Often a spouse will fall short due to divorce being transactional (“I give you this if you give me that”) and...

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Facing Your Post-Divorce Future with Confidence

Facing Your Post-Divorce Future with Confidence

When facing divorce–of your choosing or not–you realize that your once clear vision of the future is upside down. To create a new vision of your future you must take action.  1. Hire The Right Lawyer For You Consider the qualities that matter most to you in an...

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