The Tampa Bay Collaborative Divorce Group consists of three types of professionals: lawyers, financial professionals and facilitators. The lawyers in the Tampa Bay Collaborative Divorce Group are required to have at least 10 years of legal experience in the field of family law. They must be a member in good standing with the Florida Bar, and they must be trained in and actively practicing collaborative law. The financial professionals must have: an aggregate of 20 hours of education in the financial fundamentals of divorce, at least one 30-hour training program in conflict resolution training or a minimum of two years’ hands-on experience with divorces, and no less than 50 percent of their practice in family law. The facilitators must be licensed and have expertise in the area of family counseling. The facilitators function as collaborative facilitators. They must be licensed therapists, trained mediators, trained parent coordinators, and have experience in the area of family counseling and child development.