Collaborative Law is an excellent alternative to the traditional court-based, “fight at all costs” litigation system of divorce. It costs less, takes less time, causes less stress, opens up possibilities and should be considered by every divorcing couple. It is not for everyone.The Tampa Bay Collaborative Divorce Group consists of three types of professionals:
Lawyers, Financial Professionals, and Facilitators
The Tampa Bay Collaborative Group is the most experienced collaborative divorce professional group in the Tampa Bay area. The lawyers in the Tampa Bay Collaborative Divorce Group are required to have a minimum of ten years of legal experience in the field of family law. They must be a member in good standing with the Florida Bar, they must be trained in collaborative law and actively practicing collaborative law. The financial professionals must have an aggregate of 20 hours of education in the financial fundamentals of divorce and at least one 30 hour training program in conflict resolution training or a minimum of 2 years hands on experience with divorces and no less than 50% of practice in family law. The facilitators must be licensed and have expertise in the area of family counseling. The facilitators function as collaborative facilitators. They must be licensed therapists, trained mediators, trained parent coordinators, and have experience in the area of family counseling and child development.
Important Information for Practice Group Leaders: Leadership Academy - Announcing the launch of IACP’s Leadership Academy. We are very excited to bring this new element of learning and skill acquisition to our Collaborative community. We recognize that Practice Groups are at the heart of our movement and effective Practice Group leadership is essential to sustain our growth and development.
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The Collaborative Family Law Council of Florida has its inaugural Collaborative Law Conference in Tampa Florida at the Grand Hyatt on May 17-18, 2013. For excellent programming, informative workshops, great networking and to register for the program, please visit the website here.
The Tampa Bay Collaborative Divorce Group announces Chief Judge Menendez has signed the administrative order endorsing and regulating collaborative family law practice in Hillsborough County. Read More.
To learn about the differences between traditional litigation and collaborative law, Click Here.
All members of the Tampa Bay Collaborative Divorce Group are members of the International Academy Of Collaborative Professionals.
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For excellent discussions on current issues facing collaborative law practitioners, please join Linkedin (if you are not already a member of LinkedIn) and join the group called Collaborative Family Law Group.
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