FAMILY LAW TRAINING
In today’s family courts, the issues are primarily behavioral disputes rather than legal policy disputes.
These behavioral issues include:
false allegations of the above
not following court orders
challenging court orders
getting enforcement court orders
getting orders requiring job contacts for unemployed parents
getting support enforcement orders for support payors
There are laws about these behavioral issues and methods of enforcement of court orders, but the courts are ineffective at controlling behavior of this sort. Family courts were designed for the fairly-normal behavior and misbehavior of fairly normal people, who sometimes need nudging to follow court orders. The behavioral issues of today’s family court clients involve behaviors that 90% of people would never do (such as battering a spouse, sexually abusing a child, kidnapping a child from the state or lying about these things).
It’s not that Family Court is “broken” (an increasingly popular saying with which we disagree), but rather that family court was never designed to deal with the flood of clients with the type of behavioral problems which indicate serious mental health problems underneath.
High conflict divorce and co-parenting disputes are unnecessarily litigious. Our training for family law professionals will help you manage high-conflict cases before & after court.
All of our training can be tailored to your area of the family court process:
Managing High Conflict Personalities in Family Law Disputes
Dealing with High Conflict Counsel
Managing High Conflict People in Court
Managing High Conflict People in Collaborative Practice
These topics can be incorporated into any seminar:
Ethical issues in high conflict cases
True and false reports of abuse
High conflict personalities and domestic violence
Managing self-represented litigants
Role of GALs and parenting coordinators
Our training is appropriate for:
Judges / Court Commissioners
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