Although Collaborative Law can be considered a breath of fresh air in the legal system, it is still a relatively new process for resolving disputes in Texas. It’s not widely known, but more and more people are learning about it and requesting that it be used. As the public seeks to learn about the process, they sometimes encounter misinformation. To help them recognize the bad information, I will … [Read more...] about Myths About Collaborative Divorce
Confronting the loss of the family system can be very difficult for children coping with divorce. Caring adults in these children’s lives may feel overwhelmed and helpless when faced with divorce and may feel unskilled in assisting children navigate this confusing time. These adults may want to help, but have no idea what to do. Being Supportive A grieving child needs supportive adult help to … [Read more...] about Helping Children Deal With the Grief of Divorce
Many people think Collaborative Law is useful only in the easy cases where both parties are basically in agreement. They think that spouses or ex-spouses couldn't sit down together and have civilized negotiations on sensitive child custody or financial issues. Because couples sometimes get into arguments when they discuss emotional issues on their own, some think that Collaborative Law can't work … [Read more...] about What Issues are Appropriate for Collaborative Law?
One of the things we emphasize most in explaining Collaborative Law is that it's different from the traditional divorce process, which utilizes litigation. Here are some of what we call "process descriptors," which help establish the difference between litigation and Collaboration. In litigation: * Parties in disputes often feel intimidated, fearful, anxious, powerless, out gunned, and not … [Read more...] about The Differences Between Collaboration and Litigation
This is the official new blog for the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas. As part of our ongoing efforts to educate people about the Collaborative Law process -- including the recent debut of the new Collaborative Law Institute of Texas website -- we're launching this blog. It will feature articles from Collaborative Law Institute of Texas professionals, answers to some common (and … [Read more...] about Welcome to Our New Blog!