Three (or More) Sides to Every Story: The GAL's Role in Custody Cases (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 1.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0 Ethics; 1.0 GAL Child


A pre-recorded streaming video replay of one session from the October 2010 live seminar, 29th Annual Family Law Seminar: Spare the Child. (Learn more about the online seminar format.)

GAL Continuing Credits: 1.0

Note: Your GAL certificate may be found at the front of your written materials.

Price: $70.00 (Now includes a downloadable audio version. Learn more.)

Viewable Through: September 30, 2013

This segment will focus on how GALs can advocate for children by steering the parties toward the middle ground in hotly contested cases. When mom, dad, grandparents (and sometimes DHS and other individuals) have rigid ideas about what is best for the children and none of them seem compatible, the GAL usually can find solutions somewhere in the middle. Convincing one parent that making his/her former spouse disappear is NOT what is best for the children usually is a good place to start. We also take a look at the role of the GAL in assisting non-traditional families, how GALs can work with mental health providers, and how GALs must avoid giving legal advice to the parents. A quick comment on staying safe and keeping your wits about you will be included.




Bretta Z. Lewis, Zimmer & Lewis / Virginia Beach

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