By Loretta Story President, King County Collaborative Law Now that the Governor has signed the Uniform Collaborative Law Act into law we have a number of new opportunities. Opportunities Collaborative Law is now a legitimate process to resolve disputes. Attorneys in all areas of practice will need to know and understand what the [more]
By J. Mark Weiss Chair, KCCL Legislative Committee It's official! This morning at 11:10 a.m., Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signed into law the Uniform Collaborative Law Act, making Washington the seventh state to enact the UCLA. Washington's version of the UCLA applies to all civil actions, including family law. The [more]
Washington State has now enacted the Uniform Collaborative Law Act. Passed by the legislature April 2013, it was signed by Governor Inslee today. The UCLA will become effective July 28, 2013. Several King County Collaborative Law members attended the signing ceremony in Olympia. They represent the many KCCL members who worked [more]
Cat Zavis is an Attorney, Mediator, Parenting Coach, and Child Advocate in Bellingham, Washington. On her website parentingwithyourex.com, she has a post about a program she offers on keeping the kids out of the crossfire. In that post she mentions six strategies for ending the battles with the ex: The first [more]
By Mike Fancher at Seattle Divorce Services --- In a recent article Dallas reporter Bill Hethcock noted that Billionaire T. Boone Pickens recently completed his own divorce using a Collaborative process. From the article: The collaborative approach saves both money and emotional wear and tear on families, the energy tycoon told me. "Collaborative law keeps [more]
This past week an important hearing was held in the Washington State Senate on Washington's version of the Uniform Collaborative Law Act (SB 1116). Senator Mike Padden of Spokane Valley scheduled the hearing before the Senate Law & Justice Committee, which will hopefully be passing the bill out of Committee [more]
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Collaborative Practice is a no-court alternative to destructive litigation. It’s a problem-solving replacement for an adversarial trial. Collaborative Divorce is a child-centered approach to marriage dissolution. You create the future you want for your post-divorce family and for your children. Yet not just for divorce – it’s a way to get legal advice to address other civil disputes, too.
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