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What is Children for Tomorrow?

Children for Tomorrow is a non-profit organization that helps child victims of emotional and psychological abuse. It has been around over 10 years, and it has a number of programs. The most well-known is called the LEAP Program. Their programs are for underprivileged or disadvantaged children. The programs work with the court system to provide…

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Why Should Someone Choose Collaborative Divorce?

The Process Options for Divorce: Divorce Litigation and Collaborative Divorce Does control over the outcome of your case matter to you? Divorce Litigation means letting a judge or jury make the decisions regarding your family’s future. Litigation is sometimes necessary or unavoidable. However, given the choice, litigation should be avoided. Studies have shown that litigation…

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What is Reconciliation Law?

One of the things about reconciliation law is that it doesn’t sound like it’s really possible to legally require somebody to reconcile, but that’s not necessarily what you mean. I’ll give you some examples. For example, Texas has a counseling statute that a lot of people are not that familiar with. However, it’s actually a…

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Michael Hiller Opens Austin, TX Family Law Office

Longtime Houston Family Law Attorney Michael Hiller has opened a second office in Austin Texas.  Hiller is board certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  He is expanding his practice to include the Austin area with a new Austin location at 1717 West 6th Street Suite 315.  While he is opening…

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How do I prove that it is Separate Property?

How do you prove what is your separate property? The Texas Family Code states that property possessed by either spouse during or on dissolution of marriage is presumed to be community property. Clear and convincing evidence is necessary to counter the community property and establish that it is separate property.  Clear and convincing evidence means…

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The Importance of Listening

Listening is a Critical Negotiation Skill First, it is correct that listening is a critical negotiation skill. Every negotiation adviser, from Roger Fisher (author of Getting to Yes) to Jim Camp (Start with No) agrees on that. And, of course, as many have found out, easier said than done. Despite their tremendous smarts, both Fisher and…

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Your Lawyer as an Agent of Reality

Setting Reasonable Expectations One of the most important roles of a lawyer is as an agent of reality.  Lawyers should not promise the entire universe when all they can deliver is a marble size rock.  Clients should not expect lawyers to do the impossible.  Unrealistic expectations are bad and should be avoided. Clients need to…

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Stay Calm in a Divorce

Listening to What Triggers You A hot button or trigger word can be words, a tone of voice, or a particular way someone conveys body language that sets you off. Everyone has different hot buttons and trigger words that can cause them to become angry. When we are feeling triggered we automatically rush to judgment…

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