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2013 Senate Bill 714: Adopt “collaborative law” law

Public Act 159 of 2014

Introduced by Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker (R) on December 5, 2013
To adopt a "uniform collaborative law act" which would establish a statutory framework for using a collaborative process to resolve disputes arising under Michigan's family laws or domestic relations laws without having to go to court.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on December 5, 2013
Reported in the Senate on March 20, 2014
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on March 25, 2014
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 25, 2014
Received in the House on March 26, 2014
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on March 26, 2014
Reported in the House on May 8, 2014
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Kevin Cotter (R) on May 20, 2014
To remove a provision requiring the state court administrative office to develop standards for the qualifications and training of collaborative lawyers.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 20, 2014
Received in the Senate on May 27, 2014
To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 11, 2014

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