As we announced earlier in the week, three members of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas — lawyers Janet Brumley and Jelena Kovacevic Yeargain from VernerBrumley PC, and licensed professional counselor and collaborative neutral Linda Solomon — were featured on KERA-FM’s “Think” program Tuesday afternoon, in advance of today’s statewide collaborative law conference in Dallas.
The hour-long interview, found here, details what collaborative law and collaborative divorce is, who it works for, how it differs from mediation, and how it’s developed from its origins in the late 1990s to be a tool that’s helped a great number of couples in Texas and elsewhere divorce in a more dignified, principled, and solution-oriented way. The interview also includes call-ins from listeners weighing in with their questions and observations about the divorce process.
In 2011, on the same program, Solomon was joined by lawyer Curtis Harrison and financial professional Scott Clarke for a similar discussion — which also preceded CLI-TX’s annual conference. Hearing the interviews side-by-side illustrates, while the core principles of collaborative law remain the same, that collaborative professionals are developing their understanding of a process that continues to grow and evolve to encompass the needs of divorcing couples and their children.