Carie Goes to Harvard

Just like Jimmy Stewart went to Washington and changed the face of politics in the Frank Capra classic, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, I recently went to Harvard to effect positive change in mediation practices for my collaborative divorce and mediation clients. ...

Best Lawyers of America

I’m thrilled to be included on the Best Lawyers in America © list again for 2019 in both Family Law and Collaborative Law: Family Law.  This is my fifth consecutive year to be voted one of the best lawyers in Collaborative Law: Family Law, and my fourth...

5 Tips to Insure Children’s Emotional Safety During Divorce

The time of the divorce can be fraught with confusion, sadness, and even anger. Your child’s emotions may be running high, and it is the opportune time to step in and provide extra care and comfort for them. Emotional distress of children surrounding divorce can be...

10 Things Parents Should Not Do During a Divorce

By Carol Mapp Do not put your children in the middle of your conflict. It creates a loyalty bind and may increase emotional distress. Do not allow the children to be a messenger. Parents should talk directly to each other about child-related information.  Create a...

Finding The Right Family Law Lawyer For Your Divorce

By Jennifer Tull Selecting the right attorney to represent you is both daunting and imperative.  A family law lawyer can come in any shape, size, and temperament, just like everyone else.  You want an attorney who fits well with your personality, understands your...

Cooperative and Parallel Parenting

Which is Right for your Family? Divorce transforms the spousal relationship into one based on the joint enterprise of parenting, governed by custody schedules and decision-making arrangements. There are two basic approaches to this new relationship, cooperative and...

12 Common Divorce Mistakes

By Harry Munsinger Divorce mistakes are more likely if you opt for litigation rather than a collaborative divorce.  Going to court encourages fighting, the stress of litigation makes it more likely you will become emotional, and the lawyers will control the divorce...

Technology Making Co-Parenting Easier

By Carol Mapp After divorce, communicating with the other parent in a child focused, businesslike manner can be maximized when parents utilize online systems for parents raising kids in two homes.  These centrally located programs can assist parents in developing...

What is a Parenting Plan?

By Harry Munsinger In 2005, the Texas Legislature revised child custody by requiring that the parties or a judge develop a parenting plan to allocate rights and duties. The elements of a parenting plan include who may exercise various parental rights and duties, who...

What is Collaborative Divorce?

Collaborative Divorce is process in which you and your spouse will each have your own specially trained and experienced Collaborative Divorce attorney and work through the issues of your case using a method known as “interest-based negotiation,” which enables spouses...
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