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 Forms
Feel free to download these commonly used forms relevant to the collaborative process.
- Collaborative Participation Agreement
- Collaborative Engagement Agreement-Attorney
- Collaborative Engagement Agreement – Child Specialist
- Collaborative Engagement Agreement – Divorce Coach
- Collaborative Engagement Agreement – Financial
- District of Columbia Engagement Agreement
- District of Columbia Participation Agreement with Children
- District of Columbia Participation Agreement without Children
- Maryland Engagement Agreement
- Maryland Participation Agreement with Children
- Maryland Participation Agreement without Children
- Virginia Engagement Agreement
- Virginia Participation Agreement with Children
- Virginia Participation Agreement without Children
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.
- Uniform Collaborative Law Rules and Uniform Collaborative Law Act (Last Revised or Amended in 2010) without Comments
- Uniform Collaborative Law Rules and Uniform Collaborative Law Act (Last Revised or Amended in 2010) with Prefatory Note and Comments
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.