Co-parenting Talk on Tuesdays via Zoom

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How do you effectively parent children after divorce or separation?

Talk with professionals who know about emotional, legal, and practical issues related to co-parenting, parallel parenting and parenting of all sorts. We have studied the evidence on shared parenting. We deal with questions about co-parenting during a pandemic.

Date and Time: 8pm every Tuesday starting May 5, 2020

Format: 15-minute presentation followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. Each program will be 30 minutes tops.

Where: Zoom meeting. Email info@sharedparentinginc.org for an invitation to log onto the event.

Brief bios for potential speakers: Prof. John M Clapp, Ph.D. is a social science researcher with long shared parenting experience and Chair of the Shared Parenting Council of Connecticut, incorporated under his guidance in 2002. Prof. Martin Kulldorff, Ph.D. is a biostatistician and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He has substantial experience with shared parenting. Maureen Martowska is a lawyer trained in mediation with extensive knowledge about co-parenting under the law. Erik Novoa is an entrepreneur who has experience with parallel parenting. Colleen O’Neil, MSW, M.Ed. is a trained educator, social worker, therapist, mediator and divorce coach. She has successfully implemented solutions for difficult post-divorce issues, most recently through her private practice in Westport, CT. 

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Tuesday May 19 at 8pm for 30 minutes on Zoom: Legal Divorce Speak

Attorneys share a common legal language around divorce, with important implications for child custody cases.

Maureen Martowska, J.D., presenter is a lawyer trained in mediation with extensive knowledge about co-parenting under the law.

Colleen O’Neil, MSW, M.Ed., host is a trained mediator, therapist, educator, social worker, and divorce coach. She has successfully implemented solutions for divorce mediations and difficult post-divorce issues, most recently through her private practice in Westport, CT.

Date & Time: Tuesday May 19, 2020 at 8:00pm

Format: 15-minute presentation followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. Program is about 30 minutes.

Where: Join Zoom Meeting. email info@sharedparentinginc.org for an invitation.

Please share this meeting link with anyone you think might want to participate.

Every Tuesday at 8pm talk with professionals who know about emotional, legal, and practical issues related to divorce, co-parenting, parallel parenting and parenting of all sorts. If you’re unable to attend watch our replay at SharedParentinginc.org.

NOTE:

1) All attendees are required to read the Notice of Disclaimers prior to joining each Zoom meeting.  DISCLAIMER STATEMENTS FOR ZOOM MEETINGS . This includes consent to record and publicly disseminate meeting content as well as a disclaimer.

2) All attendees shall observe proper etiquette and talk civilly and without using defamatory or abusive language.

3) All attendees shall use generic inquiries and not specifically identify individuals or disparage parties.

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Tuesday May 12 at 8pm for 30 minutes: Don’t Limit Child Custody due to COVID-19

Prof. Martin Kulldorff, Ph.D. is a biostatistician and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He has substantial experience with shared parenting.

And Host

Colleen O’Neil, MSW, M.Ed. is a trained mediator, therapist, educator, social worker, and divorce coach. She has successfully implemented solutions for divorce mediations and difficult post-divorce issues, most recently through her private practice in Westport, CT.

Date & Time: Tuesday May 12, 2020 at 8:00pm

Format: 15-minute presentation followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. Each program will be roughly 30 minutes.

Where: Zoom. Email info@sharedparentinginc.org for an invitation to log onto the event.

Every Tuesday at 8pm talk with professionals who know about emotional, legal, and practical issues related to divorce, co-parenting, parallel parenting and parenting of all sorts. If you’re unable to attend watch our replay at SharedParentinginc.org

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Colleen O’Neil on Mediating Parenting Disputes

Watch a compelling personal story of divorce and redemption through mediation by a renowned family counselor. https://mediationandbeyond.com/blip

Colleen O’Neil, MSW, M.Ed. is a trained educator, social worker, therapist, mediator and divorce coach. She has successfully implemented solutions for difficult post-divorce issues, most recently through her private practice in Westport, CT.

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The Marriage Story: NY Times says that in custody battles parents are called on “to make cartoon villains of each other.” 12/23/2019. True? In Connecticut?

For discussion attend the shared parenting symposium at the CT Legislative Office building on Friday January 24, 1-4pm, room 1C . See the Marriage Story with Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson. For more information, search Symposium at www.sharedparentinginc.org.

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Hear Legislators Speak about Shared Parenting, Fri. Jan 24, Hartford, CT

A symposium entitled Reducing Parental Conflict and Risk of Harm to Children will take place at the CT Legislative Office building on Friday January 24, 1-4pm, room 1C.  Please pass this information to others interested in shared parenting.

Our two keynote speakers, professor Emily Douglas at Worcester Polytechnical Institute and professor Martin Kulldorff at Harvard Medical School, will address scientific evidence on shared parenting, domestic violence and risk of harm to children.

One of the nation’s leading experts on domestic violence, Dr. Emily Douglas is professor and chair of the Department of Social Science and Policy Studies at Worcester Polytechnic. In 2016-2017 she was a Congressional fellow in Washington, D.C., dually sponsored by the Society for Research in Child Development and the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology. She will talk about risk factors for child abuse and filicide.

An epidemiological methods developer, Dr. Martin Kulldorff is a statistician and professor of medicine at Harvard University. He will give an overview of the scientific evidence on the impact on children of shared parenting and other custody arrangements.

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CT judge rules for more time with the non-residential parent

In a recent Connecticut case, the judge ruled for extra father time based on the 16 factors defining best interests of the child. Importantly, the judge ruled that a major change in circumstances is NOT required in order to change parenting time. The judges decision says:

In modifying visitation, there is no requirement that the court find as a threshold matter that a substantial change in circumstances has occurred. Szczerkowski v. Karmelowicz, 60 Conn. App. 429, 433, 759 A.2d 1050 (2000). “In making or modifying any order as provided in subsection (a) of [General Statutes Section 46b-56], the rights and responsibilities of both parents shall be considered and the court shall enter orders accordingly that serve the best interests of the child and provide the child with the active and consistent involvement of both parents commensurate with their abilities and interests.”

This case signals that judges are not willing to defer to the wishes of the primary residential parent when more time with the other parent is available. The attorney for the father went through each of the 16 factors to show that the change in parenting time was in the best interests of the child.Facebooktwittermailby feather

Do you Agree with Kansas Shared Parenting Bill?

A bill before the Kansas legislature in 2019 says, in part:

(c) (1) If there is presentation of documentation or other
information by a parent that would support a finding of good cause that
domestic abuse has occurred or is occurring, there shall be a
presumption that it is not in the best interests of the child for the parents
to have temporary joint legal custody and share equally in parenting
time.
(2) In making an order for a temporary parenting plan, there shall be
a presumption that it is in the best interests of the child for fit, willing and
able parents to have temporary joint legal custody and share equally in
parenting time.

Full text of the bill is at: http://kslegislature.org/li/b2019_20/measures/documents/sb157_01_0000.pdf

Agree that Kansas Defines Domestic Abuse Appropriately?

 

Agree with Kansas' Presumption of Shared Parenting?

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February 5: Public Hearing on Parental Alienation

This is a major opportunity to influence Family Court reform

Legislative Office Building, LOB, Room 2C, 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 | 10:00AM – 12:00 Noon: Presentation by Experts

12:00 Noon – 1:00PM | Questions & Answers

1:00PM – 1:30PM | Lunch Recess

1:30PM – Public Hearing

 TOPICS:

  1. How to improve relations & confidence in Judiciary.
  2. Financial & Emotional impact of court and families.
  3. Guardian Ad Litem – How best to utilize them and work with them
  4. Parental alienation – “What it is?” – How impact children & families.
  5. Early interventions – Misconceptions Parental alienation cases & Treatment & Outcomes.
  6. When & How children’s medical information and private identities are protected.

Parents and community members requesting to speak during the public hearing should sign up between 8:30AM to 9:30AM at Atrium, 1st Floor. Public comment will be allowed 3 minutes.

Please submit written testimonies to Milagros.Acosta@cga.ct.gov

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