“The Family Law Menu” Includes Litigation

20 years ago, I had the opportunity to help bring a new process to Texas to resolve divorces – Collaborative Divorce. It was a breath of fresh air for caring, conscious lawyers who had been representing folks in divorce and other family law matters for years. We proceeded to provide trainings, forms, and practice procedures…

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I hear the word ‘mediation’ tossed around often, and too often I suspect the person doing the talking doesn’t actually fully understand the definition.   Which is okay, this stuff can feel confusing.  Here’s my attempt to clear it up by stating what mediation is and what it isn’t.   Mediation Is: A form of conflict…

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This article was written by Hance Law Group principal Larry Hance. Texas is sometimes a state that marches to its own beat, and that’s certainly the case with mediation. Texas came into mediation fairly late in the game, and it was an option in civil cases before it was adopted for family law. As a…

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Oftentimes in divorce, one or both spouses feel wronged by the other spouse, and that can result in powerful emotions that get in the way of settling a divorce. When people are angry, they’re more prone to want to lash out or get back at the people they’re angry with. They’re not particularly eager to…

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