Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Promoting a Collaborative Florida

FACP is Florida’s statewide organization of lawyers, financial and mental health professionals whose mission is to guide families to peaceful divorce without going to Court using the Collaborative divorce process.

Our vision is to create a culture in which the Collaborative Process is the prevailing method for the resolution of disputes beginning with family law and evolving into other areas of law.

Officers and Directors

Board Officers and Executive Committee:

Edward Sachs, CPA, President | ed@edsachscpa.com | 2019
Elaine Silver, Esq., President-Elect | esilver@silverdivorce.com | 2019
Sheila Furr, Ph.D., Vice President | drfurr@sheilafurrphd.com | 2019
Craig Fabrikant, Ph.D., Secretary | craig@cfabrikantphd.com | 2019
Marta Alfonso, CPA, Treasurer | malfonso@mbafcpa.com | 2019
Deborah O. Day, Psy.D., Immediate Past President | dday234@aol.com | 2019

Board of Directors:

Marta Alfonso, CPA | malfonso@mbafcpa.com | 2020
Stewart L. Appelrouth, CPA | stewart@appelrouth.com | 2019
Charles Cohen, Esq. | ccohen@furrcohen.com | 2021
Adam Cordover, Esq. | adam@cordoverlaw.com | 2021
Sheila Furr, Ph.D. | drfurr@sheilafurrphd.com | 2019
Arthur Grossman, Esq. | aj@markslawfla.com | 2020
Keith Grossman, Esq. | keith@attorneygrossman.com | 2020
Randy Heller, Ph.D. | thefamilynetwk@aol.com | 2021
Fraser Himes, Esq. | fraser.himes@hhpalaw.com | 2020
Cole Jeffries, Esq. | ccjeffries@earthlink.net | 2019
Joryn Jenkins, Esq. | Joryn@JorynJenkinsLaw.com | 2021
Joshua Jones, Esq. | jjones@johsuajoneslaw.com | 2021
Carina Leeson, Esq. | Carina@kendricklawgroup.com | 2021
Pamela Masters, Esq. | pam.masters@cobbcole.com | 2021
Mercedes McGowan, Ph.D. | mercedes@mercedesmcgowan.com | 2019
Robert Merlin, Esq. | rmerlin@merlinlaw.com | 2020
Teresa Parnell, Psy.D. | tparnell@drparnell.net | 2019
Lana Stern, Ph.D. | LMSternPhD@aol.com | 2021
John Susko, Esq. | john@susko-collab-med.com | 2019
Jean Westin, Esq. | jwestindivorce@aol.com | 2020


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What Florida is Saying About Collaborative:
“There are a lot of reasons to like Collaborative Divorce. Divorce is one of the worst times in anyone’s life. By the time someone consults an attorney they are wrapped up in anger, fear and regret. The Collaborative Team helps craft a comprehensive, tailor made Marital Settlement Agreement; the neutrals empower spouses to creatively redefine a positive vision for their future. All that without an expensive, exhausting, stressful, time consuming, anger driven courtroom battle. What’s not to like?”
Julia Best Chase, Esq. , The Law Offices of Julia Best Chase, P.A.
“Collaborative Divorce is constructive work. One client told me, ‘I was surprised that we were able to listen to each other as well as we did. The professionals were active in helping us hear each other.’ Another remarked, ‘The process gave me insight. The team cleared up any questions we had. We were goal centered and common ground was easy to find.’ Another said, ‘The most amazing thing was how we were all on the same team, the neutrals and our lawyers –and both of us–just trying to get this resolved. I learned how to communicate with him,to calm down, and to think about the words I would say that could make our discussion better….”
Joryn Jenkins, Esq., Open Palm Law

Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals

As a Florida statewide membership organization of Collaborative Professionals, we strive to create a culture in which the Collaborative Process is the prevailing method for the resolution of disputes beginning with family law and evolving into other areas of law, including: divorce, custody or timesharing, parenting plans, child support, alimony, paternity, equitable distribution, pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, probate disputes, guardianships, elder law, etc.

State-Wide Collaborative Professionals