Shortly after the divorce
Life is good. Simple as that. We are all learning to work together with our schedules for the best of the children. Now that we’ve stepped away from the negotiating table, B. (ex-husband) and I are back to being good friends. And we both get along well with the significant others and the new kids that have been added to the mix. A couple months ago I was taking our kids to a morning matinee, but B. was disappointed because he had wanted to see that particular movie with the kids. Soon enough we had the rows filled with B., his new wife, me, and six kids. I looked down the row at the group of us and thought how you [our Collaborative Divorce team] would all be smiling at that moment. B. and I texted as the movie started as to how weird this was, yet it is becoming the norm. We call ourselves the Brady Bunch for the new millennium. I’m thinking of dropping out of school and writing the pilot for a new reality show!
Next week will be our son’s graduation, and we all will be having a party at B.’s new house. I’m sure our friends and relatives will be taking it all in, but that’s the way life is now so they will learn to accept it as we do.
Thanks to all of you for supporting us through this process and for believing we could reach this spot when we couldn’t grasp that belief ourselves. You should be proud for the work you do to keep families together even as the parents’ divorce.
Over six years after the Collaborative Divorce, the family continues to do well
We are all doing well. My partner and I celebrated our sixth anniversary this month, and B.(my ex-husband) and his wife will celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary this summer.
Our oldest child is living in Houston with a good job as an account manager for Coca-Cola. Our next child is a sophomore at A&M studying electrical engineering and computer science. Our older daughter is a junior and starting to work on her college plans. Currently she would like to pursue a career in genetic counseling. Finally, our youngest child is now a freshman and very busy with academics and as a member of her school’s color guard.
The whole family continues to get together to celebrate each of the kids’ birthdays. We still generally follow the original custody agreement but are always open to negotiation. We have found that whenever tension arises amongst the parents it is usually due to a lack of communication, so that is an area we all try to focus on.
“Best attorney in Denton!!!
Camille is an awesome attorney but more than that she cares. She genuinely cares about her clients and their situations. She made going through my legal issues so much easier because of the bond she developed with me. She is much more than my attorney, she is now my friend for life.” (a former Client)
Camille Milner a true Collaborative Pioneer!!!
Camille is a pioneer in the “collaborative divorce process” and comes highly recommended. If you’re looking for someone that understands that sometimes relationships do end, but knows how to give a positive outcome every chance it deserves, in an attempt to preserve what was good in a relationship, then Camille is the perfect choice. Camille has the experience and has seen what the traditional divorce process produces in relationships and has made it her mission to improve and preserve the good in a difficult situation, all while serving the needs of the state too. It’s true that divorce happens. What’s not true, is it has to be a teardown process. Divorce can be a new start, a foundation, a positive path forward for both parties but the process has to start with that outcome in mind. If you’re facing a divorce situation, consider a “Collaborative Divorce” process over the traditional “Seek and Destroy” model and let Camille help you. She along with her colleges versed in the collaborative process are transforming what is already a difficult situation into one that focuses on healing and a positive path forward for all involved. How do I know this? I was one of her clients and recommend her to those that I know that are facing the difficult choice, but often right choice of divorce. It takes a very talented person to navigate and steward the complex nature of emotions and law and Camille is one of the best. If your on the fence, make the call to her and let her help you. I did and could not be happier. Sherman C. (a former client)
“A Rare Gem of an Attorney”
Camille is one of those rare gems of an attorney that are hard to find. Not only is she brilliant and a very knowledgeable and careful craftsman, she is also very empathetic and cares tremendously for her clients’ well being and goes above and beyond in attending to their legal matters. I say this as a colleague who first met Camille in the courtroom on a very complex case, and I was very impressed with the skills of her representation. Since then, I have referred many people to Camille who were in need of family law services, and all have reported back to me how wonderful she was to work with during a very trying period in their life. If you are in need of an attorney to guide you through the divorce process who will truly care about you as a person and protect your interests, I highly recommend Camille without reservation. Gretchen Benolken Maugins, Attorney at Law
Words of Respect from Spouse of Former Client (Collaborative Case)
“I have so much respect for you all…You handled our case so well and kept us focused on the process that it turned out so well. As we heal from this departure of our marriage we stand strong in our conviction to raise our children and keep them at the focus of our lives. If we can help future couples in this process, please let us know. I have no words to express how I can thank you, just know you hold a special place in my life I will never forget. Thank you so much for all you did for us.” Mark S. (my client’s former spouse)
Recommendations from Other Former Clients
“I am a satisfied former client of Camille Milner. I recommend her for her compassion and competence!” (former client Scott M.)
“As a former client I felt confident in trusting her advice. I’ll be back when I need her professional help.” (former client Dave R.)
“Camille and David [Bouschor] have both assisted me with legal issues….They make an Awesome Team!” (former client Pam H.)
As a Collaborative Divorce Trainer , Camille Milner has received the following comments from seminar attendees:
- “Just a quick note to thank you again for the informative training session last Thursday! I especially enjoyed the demonstrations of the team call and meeting, since I’m not in on those. You all are dynamic speakers. Wonderful program coupled with great food made for a day well spent!” Cindy S.
- “Great. It was very helpful. Entertaining and learned a lot.” Briana H.
- “This was a very informative seminar. Well-presented. I think you should continue your presentation throughout the state.” Kay K.
- “Great and informative, especially for those of us who have not initially been ‘in the loop.’ Definitely take this on the road.” Jean R.
- “You all are a great team and balance each other well! I learned so much and am re-energized about collaborative.” No name on comment.
- “Awesome! Learned a lot. Ready to take my first collaborative law case.” Debbie L.
- “Learned so much more than I expected. You need to spread the word and train all over the state. Liked the skits!” Chris W.
- “Thank you so much. I have found my new profession.” Bryan B.