Collaborative Divorce Taking Ground in North Florida?
Collaborative Divorce has been limping along in North Florida, according to one of the early adopters. Nickolas Alexander
Excerpt: Now the tide may be turning. For the second straight year, the Florida Bar is drafting legislation designed to codify collaborative divorces in state law. A similar bill died in a House committee last year.
Three judicial circuits in Florida - none in North Florida - already have administrative orders in place, establishing frameworks for collaborative divorce.
This month about two dozen people showed up for a collaborative law seminar sponsored by the Jacksonville Bar Association. More than half were mental health professionals, whom Alexander and other participants believe are key to giving the idea traction.