Tips for Success in Settlement Conferences or Mediation

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In his South Carolina Divorce blog, J. Benjamin Stevens listed 9 excellent tips for negotiating in a settlement conference or mediation session. A little more explanation is available from the original source, “Settlement Conference Success” by Helene Taylor, published in The Modern Woman’s Divorce Guide, but the key points alone are clear and self-explanatory. They are as true for men …

Mediation vs. Collaborative Law in Texas

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Recent posts by the Oklahoma Family Law Blog and the Kansas Family Law Blog discussed the differences between mediation and Collaborative Law. From state to state, there are always some differences in laws, and that is also true in this area. The differences are not huge, but are noteworthy. The following is a similar discussion of the differences between mediation …

Creating an Emergency Fund, or Living with a Reduced Standard of Living

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A couple of days ago, Grant Griffiths (Kansas Divorce Lawyer and Attorney) had another excellent post highlighting a continuing problem couples experience. As he noted, many many couples’ problems stem from conflicts over money – needing more, wanting more, how to spend it, who should earn it, etc. One way for couples to avoid problems is to plan ahead by …

Divorce Myths

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James Gross of the Maryland Divorce Legal Crier blog recently published the following list of divorce myths.1. A divorce will solve all my problems.2. The judge will see that I am right.3. The judge will never believe my spouse.4. I will get revenge for the way my spouse treated me.5. The judge will not make any mistakes.6. I will win …

End of Summer Custody Disputes: Possible Solutions

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The family law courts usually become busier in late July and August. Many custody change cases are filed and the parents want the issue resolved favorably before school starts. Unfortunately, it often takes many months or a year or more to get a final decision. Sometimes, it’s hard to get even a temporary decision before school starts. On top of …

End of Summer Custody Disputes: Look Before You Leap

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Every year, at the end of July or the first of August, there is an upsurge of court filings where the non-custodial parent is seeking custody of a child, hopefully to be resolved before school starts. Immediately preceding that upsurge, the child has often spent from a week or two to a month with the non-custodial parent. Parting is not …

Adding a Financial Professional in a Collaborative Divorce

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While there are several different versions of Collaborative Law utilized around the country (and now, the world), in Texas we usually at least suggest, and often insist, on bringing a Financial Professional (FP) into the process either at the outset or very early. Understandably, the initial reaction of some people is that they can’t afford the cost of another professional. …

The Challenge of Parenting as Families Change

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Many divorces, and some post-divorce situations, involve parents who have good intentions and motivation, but just aren’t sure about what they can do to create the ever elusive “quality time” when they are with their kids. The reality is that when families split up, most things are going to be different. On top of that, the kids are getting older …

How to Keep Your Child Out of the Middle

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Most everyone would agree that it is a good idea to shield children from most parental conflict. Nevertheless, there are many times during and after divorces when children get drawn into family disputes and end up in the middle, with both sides pulling on them. The following is a brief list of 5 “Don’ts” and a “Do” that may help …