DIVORCE OPTIONS, ATTORNEY OBLIGATIONS, AND THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL

When a couple decides to divorce, exactly what are their options? Family law attorney and Collaborative Divorce Dallas member Doug Harrison gives us his take.

WHY INTEREST-BASED NEGOTIATIONS ARE A CORNERSTONE TO COLLABORATION

What are “interest-based negotiations,” and how can they help divorcing couples in the collaborative divorce process?

THE GOOD LAWYER, THE JUNKYARD DOG, AND WHY COLLABORATIVE MAY JUST BE YOUR ANSWER

When spouses are divorcing, the best course of action they can take from the very beginning–a decision that can shield their family from potential unnecessary destruction–is to hire the right divorce attorney. No matter how hurt, angry, or miserable a client might be, resisting the urge to “stick it to their ex” by hiring a “junkyard dog” attorney can save not only countless dollars but future relationships. Secondly, if divorcing spouses can choose collaborative law instead of litigation, they stand to avoid a contentious battle and set themselves up for better communication once the papers are signed.

THE COLLABORATIVE ATTORNEY’S CLIENT GUIDE TO SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS

Follow these five tips to avoid the common pitfalls that divorcing (or divorced) couples find themselves in the middle of during the holiday season.

The Gift of Collaboration

Whether a couple is in the throes of divorce proceedings or contemplating marriage dissolution, holiday months arrive as a potent reminder. Holidays can become occasion for some to look closer: at what they have, what they do not have, and what they stand to lose. If divorce is complicated—and that is usually an understatement—divorce that involves kids can be overwrought with emotional landmines. Luckily, collaboration is possible and available. Cases can be settled without litigation, collaboratively; a healthier base from which to move forward, even in the midst of holiday mayhem.

Certification Key to Collaborative Success

Collaborative Divorce Texas—formerly the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas–now offers credential for collaborative attorneys to showcase training, experience, and expertise

Just because it’s a Gay Divorce doesn’t mean it’s a happy one.

Whether dissolving a marriage or untangling a long-term relationship, Collaborative Divorce Dallas can help couples, gay or straight, achieve a healthier outcome. Talk to us, and we’ll help you talk to each other.

COLLABORATIVE PROCESS FOR BUSINESS, TOO

Collaboration is gaining ground in legal areas aside from family law, and that’s heartening for all who seek a healthier, more successful method of dispute resolution.
In the Sept-Oct issue of Dallas CEO Magazine, respected Dallas attorney John G. Browning writes about the benefits of Collaboration, offering an insightful and lucid discussion of the process.
Noting that [...]

IMPROVE COMMUNICATIONS WITH COLLABORATION

By Linda Solomon, LPC, LMFT
Collaborative Divorce encourages open communication. It creates a chance to begin healing, by talking, with one another and the collaborative team.
Granted, it’s ironic, since communication is often a primary area of stress in any marriage. But that’s why the Neutral Mental Health professional is so critical and productive in the Collaborative [...]

Team Approach provides tangible results.

The Team Approach and the power of neutrality can make a significant difference in obtaining the best possible outcome and preventing impasse.