Two hundred members of the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals (“FACP”) gathered in Tampa to honor Florida legislators and others for their leadership in passing the Collaborative Law Process Act (“CLPA”). The CLPA, among other things, protects the privacy of families going through divorce. It creates a statutory privilege (like the attorney-client privilege) that, except under limited circumstances, ensures that what is said during a collaborative divorce process cannot be used against a spouse in court.
In 2016, Senator Tom Lee introduced the CLPA bill in the Florida Senate. Representative Cyndi Stevenson, with the support of Representative Dana Young, introduced a version in Florida’s House of Representatives. All three were given awards by Florida’s statewide collaborative organization for helping to protect Florida’s families via the CLPA.
Senator Lee discusses Collaborative Practice Act. pic.twitter.com/5GRza3qoIt
— FACP (@CollaborateFACP) May 20, 2016
Pictured, from left to right, are Senator Tom Lee, Cole Jeffries, Robert Merlin, Judge Laurel Lee, Representative Dana Young, and Representative Cyndi Stevenson.