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Check Out This Article by Our Own Jodi Bender in Headnotes!

By |September 11th, 2017|

Click here to read an article on Home Ownership in Divorce by D+E partner Jodi Bender on page 20 of this month’s Headnotes!

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

By |September 7th, 2017|

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris called it quits after eight years of marriage, and we are still trying to shake off the heartbreak.  It’s no secret that both stars have had very prosperous careers, which led to accumulation of major assets along the way. This could make things complicated for the purposes of property division. […]

Men and Women Experience Different Barriers to Successful Co-Parenting

By |September 1st, 2017|

Parents who become aware of potential barriers to cooperative co-parenting are best positioned to create a post-divorce co-parenting system that supports their own and their children’s well-being.  An article published by the National Council on Family Relations, entitled “Perceived Barriers to Coparenting: Differences Between Men and Women and Associations with Coparenting Behaviors,” suggests that men […]

Check Out this New Video from Collaborative Divorce Texas Featuring our own Melinda Eitzen

By |June 22nd, 2017|

Collaborative Basic Interdisciplinary Training April 20-21, 2017

By |February 7th, 2017|

Join us for a two-day overview of the basics of collaborative practice for lawyers, financial professionals, and mental health professionals.  This is the first step in training for those who want to utilize the collaborative approach to conflict resolution in their practices.  The two days will include video clips, large & small group discussions, demos, […]

Domestic Violence and Divorce

By |January 25th, 2017|

It’s important to address the issue of domestic violence and its impact on divorce. Divorce may trigger domestic violence or be the outcome of domestic violence. In either scenario, the process of divorce becomes even more daunting when domestic violence is involved.
What is domestic violence?
Domestic violence comes in many forms. The National Coalition for Domestic […]

THE GIFT OF COLLABORATION by Melinda Eitzen

By |December 27th, 2016|

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 […]

THE COLLABORATIVE ATTORNEY’S CLIENT GUIDE TO SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS by Melinda Eitzen

By |December 27th, 2016|

1.) Create new traditions. One spouse is often more despondent about the breakup than the other. During the holidays, the impact of divorce for this spouse can feel a bit like a sledgehammer. He or she may lament the holiday family traditions that will be no longer. Beware of stepping into this pothole by actively […]

How to Survive Holidays After a Divorce

By |October 18th, 2016|

Holidays can be stressful as it is, but celebrating any holiday after divorce is especially taxing.  You’re forced to face family and friends and engage in emotionally difficult conversations that you may not be ready to handle just yet. The reality of being divorced becomes even clearer when you don’t get to spend Thanksgiving or […]

What Is The Best Way to Communicate With High Conflict People?

By |September 30th, 2016|

Not all people you encounter in your personal or professional life will be equipped to appropriately handle conflict.  These so-called “high conflict people” are difficult to deal with, mostly because they blame others for whatever the issue may be, while refusing to take any personal accountability for the problem or its solution. Sadly, these people […]