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The Gift of Collaboration
November 12, 2018

Whether a couple is in the throes of divorce proceedings or contemplating marriage dissolution, holiday months arrive as a potent reminder….

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THE COLLABORATIVE ATTORNEY’S CLIENT GUIDE TO SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS
November 12, 2018

1.) Create new traditions. One spouse is often more despondent about the breakup than the other. During the holidays, the impact…

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Financial Readiness for Divorce
November 12, 2018

Financial Readiness for Divorce For many people, divorce is the largest financial transaction of their life.  Depending on your knowledge of…

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Mediation in Family Law Cases
November 12, 2018

What is Mediation? Mediation is a process in which the parties to a law suit informally and actively participate with their…

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What is the best way to communicate with high conflict people?
November 12, 2018

Not all people you encounter in your personal or professional life will be equipped to appropriately handle conflict.  These so-called “high…

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Enforcing Child Custody Orders
November 12, 2018

There are three commonly-filed actions for enforcing child possession orders. Filing a motion for contempt When there is a clear court…

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What is an IEP?
November 12, 2018

What is an IEP? An Individualized Education Program (“IEP”) is a written educational plan for a student in special education.  The…

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Unreimbursed Medical Expenses
November 12, 2018

The issue of unreimbursed medical expenses is common among many clients. It will always be an issue in a SAPCR (Suit…

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Texas Supreme Court Allows Child Support Not Specified in Original Court Order
November 12, 2018

Last Friday, June 24th, the Texas Supreme Court issued a ruling that allows courts to consider child support payments made in…

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What is ARD?
November 12, 2018

An ARD is a meeting between a parent and certain public school personnel to discuss a student’s special education program. These…

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Dividing a Family Business in Divorce
November 12, 2018

Many of the people that we represent own a business where either one or both of the parties have been working….

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Chris Pratt and Anna Faris: Legal Separation, Prenuptial Agreement, and More
November 12, 2018

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris called it quits after eight years of marriage, and we are still trying to shake off…

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Men and Women Experience Different Barriers to Successful Co-Parenting
November 12, 2018

Parents who become aware of potential barriers to cooperative co-parenting are best positioned to create a post-divorce co-parenting system that supports…

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Domestic Violence and Divorce
November 12, 2018

It’s important to address the issue of domestic violence and its impact on divorce. Divorce may trigger domestic violence or be…

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Making the Decision to Divorce
November 12, 2018

This post is an excerpt from the book “Considering Divorce? Critical Things You Need To Know” By Melinda Eitzen, Joanna Jadlow…

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What Makes A Divorce so Expensive?
November 12, 2018

One question that’s asked sometimes  is “ what makes a divorce more expensive ?”  Because they are not all the same price tag,…

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Collaborative Divorce Tactice
November 12, 2018

A New Year’s Resolution to Divorce with Honor (Don’t take the gerbil hostage) I recently worked on a divorce case where…

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Minute Taking Using a Digital Recording Device
November 12, 2018

Collaborative Meeting Minutes- The solution you have been looking for! We need to have accurate minutes of our collaborative meetings because…

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Why Consider A Collaborative Divorce
November 12, 2018

There are many compelling reasons to end your marriage through a collaborative divorce. For example, the process helps you: • Protect…

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