About Us

New Jersey Collaborative Law Group

The New Jersey Collaborative Law Group was formed in 2008. It is an educational not-for-profit association of non-affiliated professionals who have received special training in the Collaborative approach to resolving divorce cases and who share the belief that there is a better way to end a marriage than the traditional litigation process. New Jersey Collaborative Group members commit to ongoing professional training, the sharing of ideas, and adherence to the principles which govern Collaborative divorce practice. Each member of the New Jersey Collaborative Law Group is also a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

Training Criteria

What sets NJCLG professionals apart are the requirements that they:
  • Be licensed in the State of New Jersey in the fields of law, finance or mental health.
  • Have a minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience after they are licensed.
  • Have completed at least 16 hours of basic interdisciplinary Collaborative training.
  • Have completed training in client centered, facilitative conflict resolution (lawyers – 40 hours, mental health professionals – 40 hours, financial professionals – 8 hours).
  • Participate in at least four (4) hours of additional trainings each year in interest-based negotiation training, communication skills training, additional Collaborative training; advanced mediation training, or professional coach training.