This prefatory note is designed to facilitate understanding of the Uniform Collaborative Law Act by:
* providing an overview of what collaborative law is, its growth and development, and its benefits to parties, the public, and the legal profession;
* summarizing main provisions of the Uniform Collaborative Law Act;
* discussing the major policy issues addressed during the act's development and drafting-for example, appropriate scope of regulation, informed consent, and domestic violence; and
* identifying the reasons why the Uniform Collaborative Law Act should be a uniform act.
The text of the act, with comments on specific sections, follows this prefatory note. The comments address the purpose of a specific section and issues in the drafting and interpretation of that section.
National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
"Uniform Collaborative Law Act,"
Hofstra Law Review: Vol. 38
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarlycommons.law.hofstra.edu/hlr/vol38/iss2/2