Collaborative Family Law Act

In 2013, the Ohio Collaborative Family Law Process Act went into effect. This legislation sets out the requirements and protections afforded by participation in a collaborative family law process.

Communications that occur with lawyers in the collaborative family law process are confidential. Privileged communications also extend to those made by the parties and non-parties designated to participate in the collaborative family law process (such as financial professionals and family coaches). This means that what is discussed in the collaborative process cannot be used against you in court if this process is terminated and a divorce case is filed in court.