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CLE - Parental Alienation: Litigation Strategies and Solutions

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

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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?

Registration Categories:
BBA Member - $130.00
Non-Member - $170.00
BBA Member - Legal Services/ Government Lawyer - $70.00
Law Student - $30.00

If the cost of this seminar would preclude you from attending, please contact us about tuition discounts.





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Kristen White


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