Pennsylvania Collaborative Law Act

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Standardizing Collaborative Law in PA…

On Thursday, June 28, 2018, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed The Pennsylvania Collaborative Law Act into law as part of H.B. 1644. The law was established to create a set of uniform standards of practice for collaborative divorce in the state of Pennsylvania.

Spearheaded by PA Representative Katie A. Klunk, the purpose of the legislation is to ‘further mainstream collaborative practice in Pennsylvania as a meaningful alternative to traditional litigation or other alternative dispute resolution methods such as arbitration or mediation.’ (Klunk, 2017)

The Bucks County Collaborative Law Group requires, as part of membership, that all members comply with the standards set forth by the Pennsylvania Collaborative Law Act. Visit our Membership Requirements page to learn more about what it takes to be a member of the BCCLG.