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'Building a Successful Collaborative #FamilyLaw Practice' from @ABAFamily puts the spotlight on the wisdom and practice-derived insights of 25 authors who command vast experience in the trenches of their Collaborative practices.
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It was an honor to work with such esteemed colleagues to put this book together! @kscudderlaw @CPChicago @socialtworker @GalbraithFamLaw @drgaies @ronousky @KAZumpano @nancymediator @MikeFancher @IACPNews @CollaborateFACP @NextGenDivorce @CollabLaw

#collaborativedivorce #collaborative - Building a Successful Collaborative Family Law Practice is now available. Go to American Bar Association store for the hard copy or download (as I did yesterday) e-version to read on Kindle, iPad, PC... @ABAFamily Adam @CordoverLaw


Thrilled to see this book out: Building a Successful Collaborative Family Law Practice - it's yet another example of how professionals are learning that a non-adversarial approach to divorce is beneficial for families and professionals alike.

House, retirement accounts, debt..there's a lot of things to consider when getting a #divorce. See what this report calls 'the top pitfalls to avoid.' Want to talk to a #CollaborativeDivorce Pro near you about your options? Visit our member directory!

McKnight v McKnight, 08/01/2018 1st DCA – There must be “special circumstances” warranting order that spouse secure alimony with life insurance. "Special circumstances" means:

Hope & love that drew 2 people to each other may be the best mix for their separating. They may choose to part with hope & love. #collaborativedivorce #collaborative

Collaborative Divorce – What Is It And Will It Work For Me?

How much turmoil can a 16-year old bear? Mom died. Bio dad at war with uncle (stepdad). Facing separation from USA, school, friends, siblings. How much did this cost ? So much upheavel, angst. Could #collaborativelaw #collaborative have helped this family?

Had parties tried #collaborativedivorce #collaborative in initial proceedings, anticipated end of ch supp, how much“alimony” could've been paid w/ $ spent on attorney fees & costs for protracted postjudgment proceedings, appeal, remand, further litigation?

Although parties, by collaboratively reached parenting plan, cannot divest the trial court of its independent obligation to consider child’s best interests, or invite adoption of a parenting plan with prospective-based terms upon happening of future events, ...

Effective July 1, 2018, Florida Legislature creates part IV of Chapter 61: “Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act” (UDPCVA). Ch. 18-69, § 1, Laws of Fla. (creating new sections 61.703-773, Florida Statutes).
HB 1217:

Overstreet v Overstreet 4/25/18 1st DCA Case of 1st impression
3-year assignment of Navy servicemember to Guam would be a permanent change of station, triggering no right to designate family member to exercise time-sharing during a temporary assignment.

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