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After 7 Years, Collaborative Law Process Bill Moves to Governor

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Robert J. Merlin authored a bylined article on Family-owned businesses, divorce and the new Collaborative Law Process Act in Florida for the South Florida Business Journal which published April 28, 2016. Please see the link below:

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T. Boone Pickens on how to save millions on your divorce

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Five Reasons Why Collaborative Divorce is Better for YOU (and your client)

Five Reasons Why Collaborative Divorce is Better For YOU (and your client)


The Grave Mistake of Confusing Concepts of Justice and Fairness with the Law

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Robert Merlin: Advancing the Collaborative Approach

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Florida Collaborative Trainers; Collaborative Divorce

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An Alternative to Having a Divorce Become All-Out War

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Divorce at a Reasonable Cost

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Developing a Collaborative Family Law Practice

Robert Merlin has experience lecturing to attorneys, forensic accountants and mental health professionals about the Collaborative Family Law Process. He also is the President of the Collaborative Family Law Institute, the Collaborative professional practice group in Miami, Florida. He has written an article about creating a Collaborative Family Law practice for family attorneys.
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Collaborative Law on the Rise, Attorney Says

Lawyers are using a more collaborative approach to help divorcing clients resolve family business issues. Attorney Robert Merlin in Coral Gables said the serious consequences that divorce can have on family owned businesses often make collaborative divorce in all parties’ best interest. Collaborative law, established in the 1990s, helps couples resolve differences using a non-adversarial collaborative divorce that aims to save time, energy and money. The process employs neutral forensic accountants to review a family’s business, assets, income, liabilities and debt. They work with lawyers to settle economic issues, leaving essential time for personal issues.
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Fox Valley lawyer: Not all divorces have to be nasty

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The Collaborative Law Process

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Top Five Reasons to Divorce Collaboratively After Age 50

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UF Collaborative Law Training

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Balancing Life and Practice – Keen Interest in Gentler Ways to Divorce

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Financial Decisions to Make as You Divorce

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Cameron Crowe, Nancy Wilson Divorcing

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Mess-Free Splits

Chief Judge Joseph P. Farina of Florida’s Miami-Dade Circuit Court signed an administrative order in October 2007 authorizing the collaborative model of family law to be used in that court. Proponents say collaborative divorces are less expensive and faster, and easier on children. Miami-Dade’s collaborative practice will differ from West Coast models because if the parties cannot reach an agreement, then their collaborative attorneys will have to drop out and each party must find divorce litigating lawyers. Read More


Divorce-Court Alternative – Miami Herald

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Kinder, Gentler Collaborative Divorce Also Costs Less

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Robin Williams Opts for a Collaborative Divorce

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Coral Gables Bar Association Invites Robert J. Merlin to Speak on Collaborative Family Law

The Coral Gables Bar invited Robert J. Merlin, Esquire to speak about the process of collaborative law and how clients can benefit from it.
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Robert J. Merlin, Among Florida’s Super Lawyers

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Efforts to Take the Nastiness Out of Divorce

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Why Judges Should Advocate for Collaborative Law

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Divorce Can Carry Short-Term and Future Costs

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