UPDATE: Collaborative Rules Amendment Filed To Supreme Court

UPDATE 3/30/17 9:00 A.M. : The amended rule of professional responsibility was filed with the Florida Supreme Court earlier this morning. As you know, Judge Laurel Lee and I presented the Collaborative rules to the Florida Supreme Court last Thursday. Earlier, the Court issued a unanimous opinion in which it requested that The Florida Bar and […]

What Is the Collaborative Process And Why Is Charlie Crist Using It?

On Feb. 24, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, R-St. Petersburg, filed for divorce. In his petition, Crist states that he anticipates that he and his wife will go through a “collaborative law process.” What is a collaborative divorce? A collaborative divorce means that all issues are resolved outside court. Each spouse retains his or her own […]

Bay Area Collaborative Professionals Looking To Establish Pro Bono Program

A joint committee of the Tampa Bay Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Next Generation Divorce, and the Hillsborough, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg Bar Association Collaborative Law Sectio, has been meeting to explore the establishment of a pro bono, low bono, and modest means Collaborative Law program. The goal of this committee is to explore options and establish […]

New Florida law may revolutionize divorce in the Sunshine State

Cole Jeffries

Cole Jeffries, FACP member and Tampa family lawyer, wrote a guest column for the Tampa Bay Times about the new collaborative process act and benefits for Florida couples. Learn more on the Times site: New Florida law may revolutionize divorce in the Sunshine State  

There is no “fun” in dysfunctional teams! 

Come find out why teams fail and learn strategies to improve team performance and overcome stalemates presented Friday afternoon May 20 at the  FACP conference by Fraser Himes, Esq., Caroline Black Sikorske, Esq., Alice Boullosa, MSW and David Harper, CPA, ABV.  #FACPcollaborativelawconference Event Agenda

Mentoring the Next Generation

Brenda London collaborative law

Collaborative Spotlight: Brenda London Collaborative Family Law dates back to 1990 and it serves as an alternative to adversarial divorce. It’s gaining popularity nationally, as well as internationally. In this article, we are interviewing Brenda London, recognized as one of the top collaborative lawyers in Florida. She is located in Winter Park, FL, in the […]

Understanding Collaborative Family Law

Robert Merlin collaborative law

Collaborative Spotlight: Robert Merlin Collaborative Family Law dates back to 1990 and it serves as an alternative to adversarial divorce. It’s gaining popularity nationally, as well as internationally. In this article, we are interviewing Robert Merlin. We caught Bob in the middle of his busy schedule and asked him to share his wisdom and experience […]

Collaborative Law Bill Passes Both Houses of the Florida Legislature

Collaborative Law Bill Passes Both Houses of the Florida Legislature On March 4, 2016, the Florida legislature passed HB-967, the “Collaborative Law Process Act,” which seeks to support the out-of-court settlement of divorce, paternity, and other family law cases.  Florida joins 13 other states and the District of Columbia in passing a collaborative law bill. […]

International Face of Collaborative Law

Linda Wray Collaborative Law

Collaborative Spotlight: Linda Wray Collaborative Family Law dates back to 1990 and it serves as an alternative to adversarial divorce. It’s gaining popularity nationally, as well as internationally. In this article, we are interviewing Linda Wray, who has a passion for Collaborative Law. Linda practices family law as a Collaborative attorney, mediator and litigator. She […]