Child Custody and Parenting Plans
Cases involving children require very special and particularized attention to the needs and interests of each family member. There is perhaps no legal dispute that is equal to a conflict over child custody. Because children are precious to every parent, the resolution of disputes related to parenting and child custody is extremely important and when issues arise related to the custody and parental access to a child, the level of stress felt by every family member is extraordinary and intense. Therefore, every professional seeking to assist parents with the resolution of issues pertaining to children must possess a level of skill, education, experience, and wisdom that the task requires.
My experience in highly sensitive and difficult matters related to child custody and parenting is described at least partially in the “Profile” page on this website. In my interdisciplinary collaborative practice, I work closely with team members from the fields of behavioral and mental health; including, at times a “child specialist.” At the outset of each collaborative case or mediation, we determine with the parents the specific professionals who may be best suited to assist that family. If a child has special needs or if there are other issues to be addressed, the emphasis at all times is upon creating options for resolution in the child’s best interest.