Who We Are:
The Collaborative Family Law Professionals of South Florida, Inc. is a nonprofit Florida corporation whose members are family law attorneys, mental health and financial professionals who are committed to using collaborative practice to resolve family law issues, such as divorce, without litigation.
- 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 click the button below to submit an application with your nonrefundable application fee and dues payment.
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.
Community Partners Serving Veteran Families Through Collaborative Divorce
The Collaborative divorce process utilized by this program is uniquely suited to the issues faced by military families such as post traumatic stress and child behavioral problems stemming from military service and Neutral Financials can address issues arising from military retirement benefits and other matters involving equitable distribution.
For more information about this program contact Randy Heller, PhD or Vanessa Romano at Collaborativeforveerans@gmail.com
Pro Bono Program 17th Circuit
- Both consumers are self-represented
- Children must be involved
- No open dependency matter
- No open domestic violence matter
Recordkeeping on cases and outcomes is maintained by Nancy and the Case Manager. FACES (family & Children Enrichment Services) provides co-parenting classes free-of-charge to participants who are interested.
If you are a member interested in volunteering contact Nancy Brodzki at firstname.lastname@example.org