© 2009 Arlene C. Richman, Esq.
by Arlene C. Richman, Esq.
The Uniform Collaborative Law Act ("UCLA") was drafted by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws ("Uniform Law Commission"). The Uniform Law Commission is a non-profit unincorporated association comprised of state commissions on uniform laws from each state, the District of Columbia, the commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Its purpose is to study and review the law of the states to determine which areas of law should be uniform. The commissioners who make up the association draft and propose specific statutes in areas of the law where uniformity between the states is desirable. It proposes laws to the state legislatures and it is up to each state legislature to determine if they wish to adopt that law for their state.
At its annual conference from July 9th to 16th, 2009 the Uniform Law Commission drafted the Uniform Collaborative Law Act and recommended that it be enacted in all of the states.
Arlene Richman is an attorney practicing collaborative law and family law in South Florida (including Broward County, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood) since 1987. She is a certified family law mediator, and founding member and current director of Collaborative Lawyers, Inc., a state-wide educational and professional development association and business directory of independent Florida licensed attorneys at law and family law firms who practice in the areas of collaborative divorce and collaborative family law.
Information on this website should not be taken as legal advice. Laws change, situations differ, and there may be exceptions to general rules. Except as otherwise may be provided, this website and contents are © 2009 Collaborative Lawyers, Inc. Collaborative Lawyers, Inc., is a state-wide educational and professional development association and business directory of independent Florida licensed attorneys at law and law firms who practice in the areas of collaborative divorce and collaborative family law. It is not a law firm or attorney referral organization.