Saturday, December 1, 2007

Floridians Can Collaborate

Collaborative Practice is continuing to gain official acceptance in the U.S. In October 2007, the presiding judge in the Miami-Dade Circuit Court signed an administrative order authorizing the use of Collaborative Law there. That was the culmination of work by many attorneys in that area who put a lot of effort into getting official sanction for the new process for peacefully resolving divorces and other family law issues. At about the same time, the American Bar Association ethics committee issued an opinion validating that it is an ethical way to practice law -- an opinion widely shared throughout the U.S. and in many other countries.

Texas was the first state to get a statute passed specifically authorizing Collaborative Law for use in family law cases. Information about Collaborative Law in Texas can be found at or at my web site. Slowly, but surely, the process is spreading and more and more people are able to utilize the process to peacefully resolve their disputes.

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