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Posts Tagged ‘Collaborative Divorce’

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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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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Abraham Lincoln: Master of Conflict Resolution

Quotations from Abe Lincoln on Conflict Resolution Beginning as a trial lawyer, Ol’ Abe Lincoln recognized that trial work should be approached with the goal of settlement, rather than creating new conflicts. He figured out how to achieve that goal within the justice system.  We best know Abraham Lincoln as the president that lead us…

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Why Do Temporary Orders Matter?

Temporary Orders are important, whether in an original divorce action or modification.  The focus of this blog is on modification cases.  The reasons temporary orders are important are as follows: Temporary orders represent the decision of the court on the contested issues presented at a temporary hearing. Temporary orders can be a future indicator of…

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What to Look for in a Divorce Attorney?

The first thing is look for an attorney who’s not known to run to court every single moment anything happens. You’re going to need some protections, but you also need someone who can think a little bit. Many times, instead of a protective order, we’ve gone to court, and gotten a petition for extraordinary relief…

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Divorce and Finances

What About the Finances? One of the most Important questions to ask if you are thinking about a divorce is what about your finances? This is especially important if you have not been involved with the finances. That happens quite often, because there is usually one person in the marriage who is more focused on…

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