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Collaborative Divorce: Learn From the Experts - CANCELLED
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Collaborative Divorce: Learn From the Experts - CANCELLED

 Export to Your Calendar 4/8/2020
When: Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Registration 11:45-12:00PM ~ Lunch & Probram 12:00-4:00PM
Where: St. Petersburg Yacht Club
11 Central Ave.
Waterfront Room
St. Petersburg, Florida  33701
United States
Contact: St. Pete Bar Association

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Collaborative Divorce:

Learn From the Experts

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 ~ 12:00 to 4:00 pm
St. Petersburg Yacht Club, Waterfront Room (2nd Floor)


Joryn Jenkins, Esq.
Gary Williams, Esq.
David Harper, CPA
Dr. Kim Costello, DCC Psy/LMHC

Presented by: The Collaborative Law Section/Chair Gary E. Williams

This CLE is designed to teach the fundamentals of Collaborative Divorce under Florida statute §61.55. It
will include exposure to the Collaborative Divorce statute, Collaborative Divorce Agreements, the
collaborative procedure itself, and how the professionals involved in a collaborative case and work together
to prevent the need to litigate the divorce. Attendees will also be exposed to the role of the attorneys in a
collaborative case, and to the role of various neutral professionals brought in to assist in the collaborative
process, including CPA’s and mental health facilitators. Two attorneys with advanced training on
collaborative divorce and a CPA and a LMHC, who are both recognized as experts in collaborative
divorce, will assist in teaching how to utilize these types of experts. The seminar will also include
“best practices” tips and the ethics of the collaborative process.


12:00 -  12:15 PM Introductions/Lunch is served

12:15   -  1:00 PM The Collaborative Divorce Statute: Collaborative Divorce Agreements, Ethical
Considerations ~
Gary Williams, Esq. and Joryn Jenkins, Esq.

1:00   -  1:20 PM Role of the Neutral Forensic CPA ~ David Harper, CPA

1:20   -  1:40 PM Role of the Neutral Mental Health Counselor ~ Dr. Kim Costello, DCC Psy/LMHC

1:40   -  2:00 PM Break/Networking

2:00  -   2:30 PM Role Play of First Collaborative Meeting: Establishing the ground rules, orienting the
parties and beginning the process ~
All speakers

2:30  -   3:15 PM Role Play of Option Building in a Collaborative Meeting: Finding solutions to problems,
negotiating interest rather than positions ~
All speakers

3:15  -   4:00 PM Role Play of a Final Collaborative Meeting: Bringing the parties to an agreement and
completing the case ~
All speakers



Registration Fee: $85 Members, $85 Collaborative Professionals, $115 Non-Member Attorneys, $25 students
Registration Deadline: Friday, April 3, 2020
Register Today: See calendar at Choose meal when registering: Chicken Breast Piccata with Capers & Basil or Vegetarian Lasagna
Continuing Education Credit: Pending 4.0 hrs. General CLE Credit, including .5 Ethics CLE

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