President’s Update – October 2021

Well, Summer 2021 has ended. We certainly live in uncertain times. We try to live good and productive lives, but so much of our lives is out of our control. To some extent, that is how our clients live their lives. If they are in court, their entire life is in the hands of a […]

President’s Update – June 2021

The two years of my Presidency of FACP have drawn to a close. With the hard work of this amazing community we have accomplished so much. Our 9TH Annual Conference was live! It was amazing to meet new friends and to reconnect in person with old friends after COVID. To emphasize the importance of gathering again after all […]

President’s Update – May 2021

Languishing/flourishing – the latest jargon for what we are experiencing right now. We are overwhelmed with work, life, family, celebrations, but still some death and sadness. Let’s continue to be kind to ourselves and each other, and bring that grace and kindness into our work, our homes, our lives as we join together to flourish. We miss each other. Let’s reconnect and […]

President’s Update – April 2021

We hope to see you at the FACP 9th Annual Conference in Tampa June 3 – 5, 2021. Registration is open! Thank you to all our generous sponsors and exhibitors. Still plenty of time to register. Early bird registration ends April 23. The hotel is new, with state of the art filtration systems, social distancing and safety protocols strictly followed. Networking receptions will […]

President’s Update – March 2021

Dear Collaborative Colleagues, Spring has arrived and with it excitement about the COVID vaccine.  People  of all ages are hunting down and finding those “leftover doses” at local pharmacies, big box stores and vaccination sites. We still need to be cautious, social distance and wear masks.  Let’s not inflict our health care workers with another […]

Family Law Section Commentator: Collaborative Family Law: Lessons Learned

We are excited to share the most recent edition of the Family Law Section’s Commentator: Winter 2021. In this edition of the Family Law Sections Commentator are four articles and stories from our highly respect FACP members. In this article, Collaborative Family Law: Lessons Learned by Jerome H. Poliacoff, Ph.D., three of our members Carolann […]

FACP February President’s Update

Dear Collaborative Colleagues, I spent the last two days of January attending the Cert Review continuing legal education course for Florida family lawyers. Next year Collaborative process will be part of the curriculum! The thought leaders who introduced mediation to Florida a generation ago might not have dreamed that it would become mandatory in all […]

Florida Supreme Court Adopts Forms For The Collaborative Process

Greetings, my Collaborative colleagues and friends. Last week, the Florida Supreme Court adopted forms for the Collaborative Process. The forms, which will be available online in the near future, are intended to help Florida’s Collaborative attorneys – they are NOT mandatory. The forms are tools to help especially new Collaborative attorneys become more efficient in […]

Why Is Collaborative Training Necessary?

Written By: Keith Grossman In ancient Greek mythology, King Gordius tied a very complicated knot and challenged all the people to “untie the knot”. Whoever was successful would become the ruler of all Asia. The people lined up trying to untie the knot, without success. Alexander the Great also came to untie the knot, and like the […]

Doing Good While Doing Well

In 2006, I began a journey that I had previously only dreamed about. I returned to pursue my doctoral degree after 15 years in private practice as a psychotherapist, working primarily in the field of divorce. While on this path, I had to determine how I could utilize my program of study to not only […]