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President’s Update – June 2022

By Bob Merlin
WOW! I still cannot get over what a great time we had in Tampa at the tenth annual FACP Conference! There was so much positive energy, enthusiasm and fun.

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When Does the Collaborative Process Commence?

By Jeffrey P. Wasserman
The Collaborative Process does not technically begin until both clients hire independent counsel and there is a signed Participation Agreement.

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President’s Update – May 2022

By Bob Merlin
I am very excited to share what recently happened and what is about to happen in FACP. On April 15-21, we celebrated the United Nations’ World Creativity and Innovation Week.

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President’s Update – April 2022

By Bob Merlin
Greetings to all of my fellow members of the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals. No doubt you have heard about the UN World Creativity and Innovation Week (WCIW) and Day (WCID).

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President’s Update – March 2022

By Bob Merlin
Happy spring, my fellow Florida Collaborative professionals. I hope that you and your families have been, and continue to be, healthy.

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UN Event Features Collaboration to Solve World Problems

By Holly Haggerty
FACP Practice Groups Next Generation Divorce in Tampa and Choose Collaborative in South Florida are planning World Creativity and Innovation Week.

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President’s Update – February 2022

By Bob Merlin
I began writing this letter as I was participating in a Zoom call hosted by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals to help Collaborative communities around the world.

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President’s Update – January 2022

By Bob Merlin
Welcome to the new year. We are living in such bizarre times. COVID has taken over our lives and is still affecting people all over the world.

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Collaborative Cases: It Starts When You Pick Up the Phone

By Catherine S. Eaton, Esquire
Colleagues often ask, “How do you get Collaborative cases?” I tell them, “It starts when you pick up the phone.”

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President’s Update – December 2021

By Bob Merlin
Happy holidays to all of you. I want each of you to know that I am grateful that you have elected me as the President of FACP.

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How Important Is A Final Meeting After All?

By Megan Wolfe, CPA, RFC, CDFA
I recently finished a collaborative case in which the clients did not want to hold a final meeting with the full professional team.

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President’s Update – November 2021

By Bob Merlin
Happy holidays to all of you. I want each of you to know that I am grateful that you have elected me as the President of FACP.

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