Senate Bill 972, the “Family Law Process Act,” has cleared its first committee in the Florida Senate. It will hopefully pass this summer and officially take effect on July 1, 2016.

The Act facilitates an alternate dispute resolution process, collaborative divorce, which allows couples to separate or end their marriages without submitting their dispute to a judge, who doesn’t know them or their children, or share their values. In part, this bill is aimed at controlling exorbitant attorney fees throughout the legal process. It focuses on saving the involved parties time, money, and acrimony.

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