- To provide a way for persons with family law related disputes to resolve their issues without court intervention.
- To provide a forum for professional interaction, relationship building, problem solving and discussion of issues relating to collaborative practice.
- To provide educational programs about collaborative practice to inform both the public and the professional community about collaborative.
- To provide improved access to the collaborative process for those of modest means.
Become a Member:
Membership in Collaborative Family Law Professionals of South Florida is open to family law attorneys, mental health and financial professionals who meet the membership criteria. Affiliate membership is open to attorneys who do not practice family law and related disciplines such as mediators, business evaluators, etc.
Collaborative training must be completed for membership consideration, please download an application at the link below and send it in with your nonrefundable application fee and dues payment.
Collaborative Family Law Professionals of South Florida, Inc.
c/o Christina Black, Administrator
10023 Belle Rive Blvd, #703
Jacksonville, FL 32256
The Many Benefits of Membership:
- Monthly general membership meetings where you can network with your peers.
- Educational programs to keep you abreast of late breaking developments in relevant areas of collaborative practice.
- Membership in this group also gives you membership in the statewide organization of collaborates the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals (FACP) and its state-wide training calendar.
- Access to our collaborative documents’ library (currently under development).
- Access to the FACP’s Practice Survey which gathers data on the cost, duration, and effectiveness of collaborative practice and statewide reports on statistics.
The Benefits of Practicing Collaboratively:
- Practicing collaborative is profitable.
- Your professional life is much less stressful.
- A lower level of receivables and bad debt.
- More control over your professional time and office practice since they are not at the mercy of a judge.
- Less time spent on tedious work such as taking depositions, drafting motions to compel or waiting for a hearing to start.
- The ability to reduce overhead and the number of office staff since the practice is not subject to scheduling according to the court docket.
- Cases conclude faster.
- You work with colleagues you know and trust rather than “opposing counsel”.
- The ability to make a positive difference in your client’s life.
- Happier clients translating into an enhanced reputation.