High conflict custody cases are among the most difficult for lawyers and the
court system to handle. They often are an enormous strain on both lawyers’
and the court system’s time, and emotional and financial strain on the parties
This CLE program will provide attendees with practical tips from
experienced attorneys, GALs, parent coordinators and a judge on how to better
deal with high conflict custody cases. Learn how to prepare your client
for GAL investigations/evaluations, working with parenting coordinators and
testifying at trial.
Learn techniques for settling these cases, and if settlement cannot be
achieved, for presenting the best case at trial as possible. Hear tips
from the bench on what to do and what not to do when representing a client in a
high conflict custody case.
I. Judicial Perspective on How to Settle & Litigate High Conflict
II. Litigators’ Perspectives on How to Settle &
Litigate High Conflict Custody Cases
III. What to Expect from a Guardian
ad Litem Investigation/Evaluation in a High Conflict Custody Case and How Best
to Prepare Your Client for a GAL Investigation/Evaluation
Coordinators’ Perspectives on How to Use Parent Coordination in High Conflict
First Justice of the Norfolk Probate & Family
Peter M. Barlow, Esq.
Kates & Barlow, PC
Jennifer A. Bingham, Esq.
Grindle, Robinson, Goodhue
& Frolin Attorneys at Law
Jessica M. Dubin,
Lee, Rivers & Corr LLP
Mira Levitt, Ph.D.
The Co-Parenting Assessment Center