Collaborative Divorce vs. Mediation: A More Detailed Explanation

By Carie Silvestri In my last post, I discussed the similarities and differences between collaborative divorce and mediation, with a downloadable comparison chart for easy reference, which you can find here.  Following is a slightly more detailed explanation of how a...

Collaborative Divorce vs. Mediation: A Comparison

By Carie Silvestri Alternative dispute resolution has been part of the family law landscape for a while.  The Texas legislature granted attorneys and their clients the opportunity to use the mediation process in 1987 and the collaborative divorce process more recently...

Bringing Your Best Self to Your Divorce Process

By Becky Davenport The moment of arriving at the conclusion that a marriage is over is often one of life’s worst moments. Grief, fear, anger, confusion, and many other emotions we don’t have words for often swirl through all of our being. In this emotional state, our...

What is Collaborative Divorce?

While it’s definitely gaining traction in the legal world, collaborative divorce remains a bit of an enigma.  Some people are completely unfamiliar with the practice, while others may have heard of it, but confuse it with mediation or don’t fully understand what...

Harvard Takeaways – Part Three

If you’ve been following my blog over the last few weeks, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the impact the Mediating Disputes course I took in June at Harvard Law School had on my views on mediation.  The week-long course, offered by the Harvard Negotiation Institute,...

When Putting Off Divorce Becomes a Liability

By Tracy Stewart, CPA Divorce can be a time of unpleasant conversations, turmoil, and arguments. If you are daydreaming about packing a bag and leaving this mess behind for a few weeks, you are not alone. In fact, many couples choose to separate before divorce. For...

Takeaways from Harvard – Part Two

In my last post, I talked about empathy and its role in mediation. Empathy goes hand in hand with active listening, which is another key point I learned during the Mediating Disputes course I took last summer at Harvard Law School. Part of listening with empathy is...

The Secret the Non-Collaborative Lawyers Don’t Want You to Know

By Mark Lewis – Collaborative Divorce Texas Keep this just between the two of us, will you? Because I’m about to tell you a secret that most non-collaborative family lawyers don’t want you to know. But, it’s a secret which you ought – in good conscience – to be...

Takeaways from Harvard – Part One

By Carie Silvestri In my last post, I mentioned Mediating Disputes—the course I recently took at Harvard Law School’s Negotiation Institute—and the four key points I took away from it that I intend to implement in my own practice.  While the idea of a non-caucus...

Fear in Divorce

By Mark Lewis There is no stronger, more enduring or more destructive an emotion in divorce than fear.  It strikes at our very essence.  It immobilizes us.  Makes us sick with worry and unable to believe that we will ever again be alright. President Roosevelt gave his...
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