By Kim M. Munsinger

Many couples are looking for a civilized way to divorce so they can sit down and talk it out. They don’t want a courthouse battle where everyone gets hurt and the clients can’t communicate with each other. Often, the first alternative to the courthouse fight that comes to mind is mediation. But is mediation the answer?

Collaborative family lawyer and mediator Julian Schwartz https://www.basharaschwartzlaw.com/ says, “This question comes up all the time. People don’t want the courthouse divorce nightmare they have too often heard about from others.”

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Grammar Tip: Parenthetical Content

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Let our own editor, Roger Siebert, guide you on parenthetical content! Parenthetical content is a word, phrase, or sentence that functions as an aside, briefly departing from the main discourse. The punctuation normally used to separate parenthetical content from the main text is, of course, parentheses, but parenthetical commas or em dashes may also be […]

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Essentials of Texas Water Resources Author Karen Guz Appears on Central Texas Gardener

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Gardening in Texas can be a challenge, especially when the conservation of water is a major concern.  In an interview on Central Texas Gardener, San Antonio Water Systems Conservation Director Karen Guz discusses how the organization is encouraging San Antonians to achieve beauty in their gardens without draining water resources. In creating the website Garden […]

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Staff Pointers: Is Your Practice Ready for the Future?

April 11, 2019

Posted by Jill Hoefling According to the results of the Wolters Kluwer 2019 Future Ready Lawyer Survey, lawyer use of transformational technologies will double by 2022. The survey of 700 professionals from law firms, corporate legal departments, and business services firms focuses on current state, future priorities, and preparedness in three key areas: tools and […]

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Texas Probate System Online Is Here! Use Code START4FREE and Get First Month Free!

March 18, 2019

The Texas Probate System Online does the thinking, so you don’t have to! –Russell W. Hall, Editor and Project Director The Texas Probate System has become the cornerstone of many a probate law practice. From the initial contact with a client to the closing of the estate, this System provides a step-by-step guide to the […]

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Supreme Court Orders Amendment to Disciplinary Rule Following State Bar Committee’s Resolution

March 8, 2019

On February 28, the Texas Supreme Court issued an order to amend comment language in the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct. The language recognizes the requirement for technical competency in Texas attorneys, in light of the increasing dependency on technology in attorney-client relations. The order is in part based on a Joint Resolution drafted by the […]

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Grammar Tip: Should I Put Commas around a Title?

February 19, 2019

Let our own editor, Roger Siebert, guide you on whether you need commas around a book title! If you find yourself wondering whether you should put commas around a word or phrase that restates another noun, such as the book title in the sentence “The novel Carrie was published in 1974,” ask yourself if the […]

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New Edition of Texas Pattern Jury Charges – Oil & Gas

February 12, 2019

While the State Bar’s Oil and Gas Pattern Jury Charge committee is relatively new, it builds on many years of experience and dedicated effort put in by the State Bar’s Oil Gas and Energy Resources Law Section. Picking up where the Section left off, the PJC Committee has put in countless hours to make this […]

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New Edition of Texas Pattern Jury Charges – Business, Consumer, Insurance & Employment

February 12, 2019

The Texas Pattern Jury Charges–Business, Consumer, Insurance & Employment committee brings together a diverse group of attorneys and judges from throughout Texas who thoughtfully consider critical issues from all perspectives. They are thorough and precise in their efforts, striving to provide a comprehensive and accurate guide for practitioners. The Bar is extremely grateful for the […]

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