As we emerge from quarantine, families are now confronted with decisions that reach beyond the parameters of current orders concerning in-person or remote schooling and whether to vaccinate children.  Such conflicts, if forced to judicial determination, usually result in a “binary outcome”: one parent’s choice is viewed as a “win” or “loss.”

This panel will present collective wisdom on (1) how to resolve these pending disputes; and (2) how best to create new orders that apply the lessons learned on these trending issues compiled from insight learned from local school districts and surveying the AFCC community, family law experts and thought leaders on these issues.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify the unique dilemmas created for families and students during the pandemic resulting from inadequate custody orders
  • Participants will be able to recognize the intersection between legal custody orders and the educational system
  • Participants will be able to assess the benefits of proactive language in legal custody orders as a tool in reducing acrimony between co-parents and eliminating unnecessary conflict