5 Keys to a Divorce Done Differently

The tagline that the Brazos Valley Collaborative Divorce Alliance uses, “Divorce Done Differently,” may at first raise some eyebrows. What does “done differently” mean? After all, everyone understands that divorce is an ugly time in the lives of the divorcing couple and their families. So what could be done to make it different? The simple truth is that divorce is a painful time and there is no … [Read more...]

The Holidays – A Marker for the End of a Marriage

The stress of the holidays can result in the realization that a marriage is over and that shortly after the New Year it will be time to file for a divorce.   The couple realizes that their life together is no longer sustainable and that they will both be happier next year if they are no longer married.  Unfortunately for many marriages that decision is not as calm as it may present itself in this … [Read more...]

Getting a Divorce Without Ruining the Holidays

As the winter holidays approach, divorced parents are often burdened with emotional and financial costs. These costs are about their struggles to agree on parenting rights and time with their children. The emotional costs are frequently unpredictable. The financial costs can be alarmingly high when they stem from modifications of child visitation schedules. The following post first appeared on … [Read more...]

Things to Do With Children in the Midst of Divorce and Things Not to Do With Children in the Midst of Divorce

There are things that you should do and not do with your children in the midst of divorce. Before you try anything, you'll want to try to put yourself in the shoes of your children, and try to see how it evolves from their perspective. Then you'll want to articulate the most important issues with them right away. By all means, the Brazos Valley Collaborative Divorce Alliance (BVCDA) wants you to … [Read more...]

What’s in a Name?

Collaborative Law vs Collaborative Divorce Shakespeare raised the question in Romeo and Juliet, “What’s in a name?” Romeo and Juliet of course, is the tragedy of the two star- crossed lovers kept apart by their warring families. But what’s in the name when The Brazos Valley Collaborative Law Alliance changes its name to the Brazos Valley Collaborative Divorce Alliance. It is seemingly a minor … [Read more...]