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Parental Alienation: Litigation Strategies and Solutions

Content Partner:  Boston Bar Association
Price: $155.00*
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Parental alienation - and the origin of a child’s reluctance to spend time with a parent - continues to be a difficult issue increasingly faced by divorce practitioners. This program will explore the issue of parental alienation; what is it, what are the root causes, and what are the available interventions?

Learn how to make a case for parental alienation, how to defend your client against an allegation, and how to find solutions – in court and outside of court – for this growing problem.

Attendees will benefit from the insight of experienced practitioners as they address how to adjust litigation tactics where estrangement of children from a parent exists; from the GAL investigation, to hiring an expert, to trial.

Hear from Dr. Peggie Ward, a local expert who regularly works with parents and children caught in conflict and estrangement.  Attendees will also benefit from a view from the bench thanks to commentary from Judge Robert W. Langlois as he offers the Court's perspective.

Attendees will learn:

How to recognize and define alienation;
How to effectively advocate for solutions through the Courts;
Litigation strategies, including working with a GAL, expert witnesses, and your own client (whether accused of alienation or the alienated parent); 
How to deal with parent-child estrangement issues in mediation;
What resources are available to repair the parent-child relationship?

Patrice E. Morse

     Casner & Edwards, LLP
Hon. Robert W. Langlois (Ret.)
     Verrill Dana LLP
Peggie Ward PhD
Elizabeth Crowley

     Burns & Levinson LLP

Practice Areas: Children & Child Custody, Family Law
Online Media Type: Video
Production Date: 04/10/2013 4:00 PM EDT
Level: Basic
Category: Standard
Duration: 3 Hours, 0 Minutes
Online Format: Live

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Total Credits: 2.75
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Status: Reciprocal Credit Available
Expiration: N/A
Training Type: Online

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Patrice E. Morse - Casner & Edwards, LLP
Hon. Robert W. Langlois (Ret.) - Verrill Dana LLP
Peggie Ward, PhD - Speaker
Elizabeth Crowley - Burns & Levinson LLP
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