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2016 Florida Statutes

F.S. 61.55
161.55 Purpose.The purpose of this part is to create a uniform system of practice for the collaborative law process in this state. It is the policy of this state to encourage the peaceful resolution of disputes and the early resolution of pending litigation through a voluntary settlement process. The collaborative law process is a unique nonadversarial process that preserves a working relationship between the parties and reduces the emotional and financial toll of litigation.
History.s. 4, ch. 2016-93.
1Note.Section 8, ch. 2016-93, provides that “[s]ections 61.55-61.58, Florida Statutes, as created by this act, shall not take effect until 30 days after the Florida Supreme Court adopts rules of procedure and professional responsibility consistent with this act.”