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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.

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