Uniform Collaborative Law Act; created. (HB1852)

Introduced By

Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Uniform Collaborative Law Act. Creates the Uniform Collaborative Law Act, which provides a framework for the practice of collaborative law, a process entered into voluntarily by clients for the express purpose of reaching a settlement in a family or domestic relations law matter, including (i) marriage, divorce, dissolution, annulment, and property distribution; (ii) child custody, visitation, and parenting time; (iii) alimony, spousal support, maintenance, and child support; (iv) adoption; (v) parentage; and (vi) negotiation or enforcement of premarital, marital, and separation agreements. The Act governs disclosure of information, privilege against disclosure of communications, and scope of representation by the attorneys in the proceeding. Read the Bill »

Status

02/17/2021: Passed the Senate

History

DateAction
01/07/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100753D
01/07/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2021Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/15/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/20/2021Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2021Read first time
01/22/2021Read second time and engrossed
01/25/2021Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
01/25/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
01/26/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Reported from Judiciary (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Read third time
02/17/2021Passed Senate (34-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2021Enrolled
02/22/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1852ER)
02/22/2021Signed by President
02/24/2021Signed by Speaker
02/25/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 25, 2021
02/25/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/25/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 346 (effective 7/1/21)
03/25/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0346)

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