Document Library

There are many useful documents and other resources on IACP's web site, such as a Model Collaborative Participation Agreement, both for jurisdictions that have adopted UCLA and those that haven't. Use your IACP login information and look on the Member Area page.

Collaborative Practice Legislation and Reform

The Uniform Collaborative Law Rules/Act regulates the use of collaborative law, a form of alternative dispute resolution. The Rules/Act standardizes the most important features of the collaborative law process. Alabama, District of Columbia, Michigan, Ohio, and Texas enacted versions of the act specifically pertaining to family law matters.    Keep up to date on developments in this area.

Research Articles

In July, 2010, the IACP completed two research projects that provide valuable feedback to the IACP, its members and those more generally who are interested in Collaborative Practice. Crescent Research, Inc., under contract with IACP, collected data and maintains the database for purposes of confidentiality.

Civil Collaborative Practice

The same alternate dispute resolution principles that have preserved the integrity and dignity of families in conflict can also bring relief to those in disputes in many areas of civil and commercial. In theory, any matter that can be litigated is capable of resolution through the Civil Collaborative Practice.

Standards and Ethics

Standards and ethics provide the foundation that assures clients and professionals they are engaged in a high-quality and principled process. The Maryland Collaborative Practice Council (MCPC) Ethics Committee has updated their Ethics Guidelines for Collaborative Practice for the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.  IACP has adopted Ethics and Standards to support the integrity of the Collaborative process and to establish minimum expectations for professionals. The integration of IACP Standards and Ethics by professionals is intended to enhance clients’ experiences in Collaborative Practice.

Collaborative Divorce Knowledge Kit

Interested in learning more about the collaborative process?  Download this 12 page kit which provides an overview of the collaborative divorce process, the difference between collaboration and litigation, and case studies that illustrate the solution oriented collaborative process.