Commentary

Divorce After 50: Your Guide to the Unique Legal & Financial Challenges

Our professional colleague, attorney Janice Green, just wrote a book about divorce after the age of 50.  Recently published, the book is getting great reviews. If you are 50+ and contemplating divorce, we recommend you read this book.  Janice Green looks at the legal, financial and emotional burdens a person might face if divorcing over 50.  She covers post-divorce health care coverage, retirement benefits, and estate planning topics.  Her book can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and from the publisher NOLO.

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April 03, 2010

What is a Collaborative Team?

Many Collaboratiave family law cases include the participation of professionals other than the lawyers.  These professionals comprise the "team."  These professionals may include a Process Facilitator, a Financial Professional, and child specialist, appraiser, or another lawyer with expertise in a particular area of law releveant to the divorce case.  Attached is a brief description of a Collaboative team.

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December 19, 2009

One Client's Reaction to a Collaborative Divorce

One of the firm's clients, who did not want to be divorced, entered into the Collaborative process.  At the recent conclusion of the client's Collaborative divorce, the client wrote to Tom Ausley:  "The barn burned down and I can see the moon."   The Collaborative process, while not easy, provides clients with the opportunity to get to the other side of their divorce with their dignity intact and with hope for the future.

 

 

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November 08, 2009

Collaborative Law Institute of Texas (CLI-TX)

CLI-TX's board of trustees met in Austin yesterday and today.  The board reviewed progress on goals set last year and also created new goals for the upcoming year.  By far, the biggest project tackled by CLI-TX last year was a complete remodel of its website.  The recently completed website includes comprehensive information for the public about divorce and Collaborative family law and includes lots of information and tools for members of the organization.  You can find CLI-TX at www.collablawtexas.org.

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September 18, 2009

New Website!

Our hope is that our new website better informs and helps those who find themselves facing divorce or other family law issue.  Our new website has been live for a few weeks and we owe a big thanks to the people who made it all possible -- Entermedia.    The folks at Entermedia are professional, patient, creative, and helpful beyond anything we could have expected.  If you need website help, we highly recommend Entermedia - www.Entermedianow.com.  Also, thank you to photographer Brenda Lindfors - www.brendalin

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August 31, 2009