The Collaborative Law subcommittee of the Florida Bar’s Family Law Rules Committee has proposed new collaborative process Family Law Forms 12.985(a)-(g), which dovetail with the 2017 Uniform Collaborative Law Process Act, Florida Family Law Rule of Procedure 12.745, and Florida Collaborative Law Process Family Law – Rule 4-1.19, Rules Regulating the Florida Bar.
The Supreme Court of Florida will be reviewing the proposed collaborative divorce forms and comments received. If the court approves these forms, they will become official forms. See docket in IN RE: AMENDMENTS TO THE FLORIDA FAMILY LAW RULES OF PROCEDURE – FORMS 12.985 (a)-(g) (COLLABORATIVE LAW PROCESS), Case Number SC19-2032. As of March 27, 2020, the case will proceed without oral argument.
The Supreme Court will likely approve the forms or send them back to the Family Law Rules Committee for further work. But your professional collaborative team may revise these proposed forms to fit your family’s circumstances.
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