In June, both the New Jersey Senate and Assembly passed the New Jersey Family Collaborative Law Act, which is now awaiting Gov. Christie’s signature.
I have written much about the benefits of Collaborative Divorce in articles and blogs contained on this website. The Act proscribes the statutory requirements for a collaborative divorce, establishes statutory privilege for members of the collaborative team, provides divorcing couples with an alternative to litigation and mediation and codifies the disqualification clause in collaborative divorce (if a client decides to litigate after beginning with the collaborative process, his/her attorney is disqualified from representation during the litigation process).
As soon as Gov. Christie signs the bill into law, I will write about the specifics of the Act.