This Workshop will explore best practices for family law professionals to identify and address domestic violence in family law proceedings, with the goal of keeping children and families safe. Renowned domestic violence expert, Alyce LaViolette, will provide an overview of the power and control dynamics of domestic violence, emphasizing how to identify and address commonly occurring issues in family law proceedings involving custody and domestic violence. Professional custody monitor, Ilene Fletcher, will provide insight into the types of orders that would help professional monitors implement court-ordered monitored custody. Hon. Reva Goetz, Ret., and certified family law specialist, Stephanie M. Barnett, will tackle the challenging task of drafting, making and enforcing orders that protect children and families in cases involving domestic violence.
Participants will be able to:
- Analyze facts to identify whether and how domestic violence, including coercive control, may impact child custody proceedings.
- Assess how to best protect children and families in cases involving domestic violence.
- Write and make enforceable orders designed to effectively address domestic violence.