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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What are the “Best Interests of the Child?”-Click Here to leave a comment

Child custody decisions are based on a legal concept of “the best interests of the child,” but interpreting this phrase has been left to individual judges and family relations staff. In 2005 Connecticut passed a law that redefines “the best interests” to include (but not limited to) substantial involvement by both parents. Click here for more on the new law.

But two years later the case of Tauck v. Tauck illustrated how far Connecticut is from protecting the children’s interests. A scorched earth legal battle for custody was waged, largely as a result of Mrs. Tauck’s decision to allege child abuse – an allegation undermined by evidence that Mrs. Tauck had planted false evidence on her husband’s lap top computer. In her final ruling on the case, , Judge Abery-Wetstone said “This case represents not a victory for either parent, but a tragedy for everyone involved.” For more information on the Tauck case, click here:
The evidence shows that the Tauck case is an extreme example of a pattern that is all too common in Connecticut. The Shared Parenting Council of Connecticut obtained data from the Judiciary website on 17,433 cases, over half the cases have been in the courts for over one year; well over 20% have been in the system for over 5 years.

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