Advanced Custody Webinar Series

Part I: Fighting the Myth of “Parental Alienation Syndrome” and “Parental Alienation” in Custody Cases

  • Presented by Joan Meier and Sasha Drobnick of the Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project (DV LEAP).

 

This session will equip new and seasoned civil attorneys representing survivors of domestic violence to fight the myth of “Parental Alienation Syndrome” and debunk “Parental Alienation” arguments in custody cases by providing practical resources and strategies to implement in their custody litigation. 

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Part II: Money Matters: How to Address Financial Issues in Custody Family Law Cases

  • Presented by Amanda Norejko of Sanctuary for Families and Kristin Henrikson of Delaney McKinney.

 

This session will equip new and seasoned civil attorneys representing survivors of domestic violence to address complex financial legal issues that arise in family law cases, including: child support, division of federal pension and other retirement funds, alimony, and marital debt. 

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Part III: Addressing Child Sexual Abuse in Custody Cases

  • Presented by Joan Meier and Sasha Drobnick of the Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project (DV LEAP)

This session will equip new and seasoned civil attorneys representing survivors of domestic violence litigate custody cases involving child sexual abuse by providing: a real-life context for the success rate of these cases; practical litigation strategies, and sample arguments. 

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This project was supported by Grant No. 2015-TA-AX-K054 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women.