Why Choose a Credentialed Collaborative Professional?

In March 2017, Collaborative Divorce Texas announced its inaugural class of Credentialed Collaborative Professionals, including Attorneys, Mental Health Professionals, and Financial Professionals. Carie Silvestri was one of only 27 professionals state-wide to be awarded this distinction, and the only attorney in Allen to be included.

Credentialed Collaborative Professionals have demonstrated a commitment to the highest standards of collaborative practice, including concluding a minimum number of collaborative cases, numerous peer recommendations, over 50 hour of collaborative law training, and substantial involvement within the collaborative law community.

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In addition to meeting the rigorous requirements to become a Credentialed Collaborative Professional in Texas, Carie has been involved in numerous Collaborative Divorce Texas committees and has helped draft practice tools that are used by collaborative attorneys statewide. She has been invited to speak at the State Bar of Texas Collaborative Law Conference four times (2018, 2016, 2015, and 2013) and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals three times (2016, 2012, and 2008), and she presented at the State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course about collaborative law in 2017. She is also chair of Collaborative Divorce Dallas and has served several times as the Chair of the Collin County Bar Association Collaborative Law section and the Family Law section, as well as serving as President of the Collin County Bar Association 2013-2014.

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