Bonnie Schriner, family law attorney and collaborative law practitioner, speaking for herself, shared that people seek out collaborative law as a method to settle issues without litigation. The process works well and the uniform act fits very well with the current process and sets out what is required in collaborative law and contract perimeters. Collaborative law was intended to be used for all cases, but in Colorado collaborative law is only used in family law cases and, in Colorado, that is where the uniform act should be applied. The commission thanked Ms. Shriner for her testimony.
Commissioner Scott moved to draft the redline version of the Uniform Collaborative Law Act, with section 10 reinserted, as a commission bill for introduction during the 2020 legislative session. Commissioner Mielke seconded and the motion passed without objection. Commissioner Scott agreed to act as commission contact on the bill. Commissioners Tipper and Gardner agreed to sponsor the bill.