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For attorneys:

  • Minimum of eight (8) years of domestic relations experience (grandfather in charter members).
  • Seventy-five percent (75%) of practice must relate to separation and divorce issues.

For mental health professionals:

  • Minimum eight (8) years of experience dealing with families going through separation and divorce.
  • Fifty percent (50%) of practice must relate to separation and divorce issues.

For financial neutrals:

  • Minimum eight (8) years of experience.
  • Twenty-five percent (25%) of practice must relate to separation and divorce issues.
  • Be a certified financial planner or certified divorce financial analyst or certified public accountant.

All applicants:

  • Completion of approved collaborative law team training course and provide Certificate of Training.
  • Submission of the names and phone numbers of (2) references who have experience in the applicant's field of practice and with whom the applicant has worked.

                a. Membership committee may use discretion in getting additional references if there is conflicting
                information presented by the 2 references.

  • Be a certified financial planner or certified divorce financial analyst or certified public accountant.
  • Submission of a paragraph explaining why the applicant wants to join CDA and what the applicant has to offer the organization.
  • All applicants must disclose any previous felony convictions, sanctions, disbarments, loss or suspension of license and explain the circumstances.
  • Be a member in good standing with the appropriate licensing organization for your profession.
  • Prospective members shall have either mediation training or will be required to describe their experience with mediation that he or she feels is a comparable substitute for formal training.

                a. Prospective members having neither mediation training nor comparable mediation experience
                shall be given two years within which to be trained.

  • Membership in IACP and MCPC and participating in collaborative continuing education programs is strongly encouraged but not required

$350.00 per year

  • Payment is due in September of each year. All members will receive their dues' notice in June of each year.
  • If there is no payment within thirty days of due date, there will be a warning letter sent and 30 more days given before membership is withdrawn
  • Applications will be reviewed quarterly. Applicants joining in the June quarter will pay their dues with current members the following September. All other applicants will pay within 30 days of admission to CDA, and thereafter per the annual September payment schedule.

FAQ

Q: What is Collaborative Divorce?
A: Collaborative Divorce is a process for separating or divorcing parties to justly and equitably resolve their differences that avoids the necessity of going to court.

Q: How do I get started?
A: Select an attorney from the list of participating and trained attorneys. She or he will discuss...

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