Collaborative Practice is a new way for divorcing couples to work as a team with trained professionals to resolve disputes respectfully, without going to court. Each spouse has the support, protection, and guidance of his or her own lawyer. While lawyers are always a part of Collaborative Practice, clients also have access to family therapists, financial advisors, communication facilitators, child and parenting specialists, divorce coaches, real estate professionals, and tax or accounting experts.
The Bucks County Collaborative Law Group (BCCLG) is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), an organization committed to fostering professional excellence in conflict resolution through Collaborative Practice. There are more than 10,000 professionals trained in Collaborative Practice in the United States and over 200 Collaborative Practice groups around the world. The term Collaborative Practice institutes all of the models developed since IACP’s Minnesota lawyer, Stuart Webb, created collaborative law concepts in the 1980s. For more information on the IACP, visit their web site at www.collaborativepractice.com.