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Parents:

  • Resolving Conflict – are there better options than what I’m hearing about?
    • Is there a way to separate out our emotional conflict and focus on what really has to be decided?
    • What if we do not have the money to litigate the way I’m hearing I should?
    • Does it make sense to focus first on the financial issues?
    • How do we know when we are in position to mediate?
    • Are there mediators who will really help us focus on settling our disagreements?
  • Child Custody Concerns
    • Do I need a GAL or a Custody Evaluator?
    • Are all custody experts the same?
    • What is a Co-Parenting Coordinator?
    • What about after the legal battle is over?
    • How do we get transparency on the work of child custody experts?
    • What do I do if the billing by experts is not justified or doesn’t match up with their work?
    • Do I have any recourse if the expert ignores evidence or refuses to speak to key witnesses?
  • Divorce Preparation  Team Building: Psychological, Financial, Legal, Investigations
    • Do I really have to go through with this, or are there other options?
    • Documenting abuse or financial misconduct
    • Preparing for conflict and learning options for responding and for prevention
    • Protecting my family from professional or judicial misconduct
    • Managing with children, work, and in the community / church
    • Impact on health and mental health
  • Second Opinions: How to learn if value is being added by professionals
  • Court Watch: when something is not right or evidence is being ignored
  • Family Court Reform: Advocacy at the State and National levelHealthcare Matters
    • Georgia 2014: what issues are on the table?
    • How do I support reform?
    • Where do I submit case information?
  • Evaluating for child abuse documentation
  • Co-Parenting Support
  • Dealing with Alienation
  • False Allegations of abuse or neglect
  • The use of custody evaluations to escalate conflict and undermine parenting of children
  • Understanding Legal & Medical Malpractice related to Family Court misconduct
  • Understanding Fiduciary Duty owed by Attorneys to Clients
  • Filing a Grievance with the State Bar
  • Reporting Judicial Abuse
  • Recovery from Abuse in the Legal Process
  • Events such as Court Watch, demonstrations and public hearings
  • Documentaries
  • In the Press: coverage of cases, protests & other events
  • Asking for help
  • Professionals in the Spotlight
    • Can I trust marketing materials written by professionals?
    • How do I tell the different between “Value-added” services & others?

Policymakers:

  • 2015 Reform Initiative
  • Why focus on Family Court Reform?
  • Why listen to advocates, parents and professionals who are not a part of the State Bar lobby?
  • Why is professional misconduct rampant, and not being handled in the grievance process?
  • What are other states and advocacy groups doing about the issues?  Is this just in Georgia?
  • The Impact
    • Children are not being protected, and are losing good parents
    • Parents are losing their rights, mental & physical health, homes, financial accounts
    • Schools are bearing the cost with children who are suffering, parents with escalating conflict, and due to lost time
    • On Community: overall health & the fallout from losing peace and productivity
    • What corporations are experiencing: the real cost of foul play & lost time
    • Law Enforcement is losing in more than one way

Legal Professionals:

  • Resources for supporting clients in high-conflict child custody disputes
  • Resolving conflict faster using case studies and research
  • Experts on child abuse, false allegations, co-parenting and transitioning out of conflict
  • Assistance for clients needing support with documentation and follow-through
  • Case analysis to support strategy
  • News media support
  • Court Watch support

Healthcare Providers:

  • Understanding the legal process for resolving high-conflict divorce and child custody matters
  • What parents are experiencing that is interfering with psychological treatment and/or worsening conditions
  • What children are experiencing that is increasing stress and leading to trauma and related disorders
  • How proper diagnosis and treatment are being undermined or blocked
  • False reports related to mental health disorders
  • Recovery support needed by parents and children
  • Prevention plans

Concerned Family Members, Teachers, Neighbors:

  • Understanding the situation and gaining perspective on what you are seeing and hearing
  • Supporting children while parents are caught in legal conflict
  • Supporting the family: witness testimony, documentation, attending meetings and hearings at court
  • Setting up a Court Watch
  • Helping with community support
  • Engaging proper counseling

Interested Parties in the Civic and Business Community:

  • Understanding how certain Family Court practices are draining resources and worsening corporate health
  • Reporting: where to go with information related to apparent misconduct
  • Scheduling briefings on case studies
  • Solutions to address the negative impact on community and state resources/economy
  • Developing corporate and civic-minded policies

Law Enforcement Agencies:

  • Case studies related to domestic violence, child abuse and false allegations
  • Understanding the intersection of criminal complaints and civil procedures
  • Solutions geared toward more efficient investigations and deployment of services
  • Corrective measures and prevention
  • Addressing fraud in the context of family conflict matters
  • Separating family drama from actionable offenses