This webinar will consist of an in-depth discussion, debate and analysis on whether Equal Parenting is truly in the Best Interest of the Child(ren). The panel will debate the pros and cons of each position and the need for statutory presumptions (or not), as well as provide suggested alternatives on how to deal with those parents who simply cannot or will not co-parent.
This 90 minute webinar will include a Q & A Session
Thursday, June 25th, 2020
1:00pm ET / 12:00pm CT / 11:00am MT / 10am PT
CLE CREDITS AVAILABLE
Special Fellow cost during this unprecedented time - $75.00
Non-Member cost - $100.00
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
kdlaw, PC, Scottsdale, AZ
Kiilu Davis is the owner and founder of kdlaw, P.C., a law firm in Scottsdale, Arizona, that practices exclusively in family law matters. Mr. Davis is a Certified Family Law Specialist, Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers. Mr. Davis also serves as a Parenting Coordinator and Special Master for the Maricopa County Superior Court. In addition, Mr. Davis serves on the Executive Council for the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Arizona (past Chair) and is a past board member of the Arizona Association of Family & Conciliation Courts (AZ AFCC) (2006-2012). Mr. Davis also served on the 2017 Child Support Guidelines Interim Review Committee and was a member of the Arizona Supreme Court Task Force on the Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure, which restyled and rewrote the Family Law Rules in 2018. Mr. Davis is recognized as one of the leading family law attorneys in the State of Arizona and is a frequent speaker and contributor at Continuing Legal Education seminars. Mr. Davis is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, Maricopa County Bar Association, American Bar Association, National Bar Association and Scottsdale Bar Association. Mr. Davis was named Family Lawyers Assistance Project Advocate of the Year and is recognized as a Southwest Super Lawyer. Mr. Davis received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1993 from Brown University and his Juris Doctorate in 2000 from Arizona State University. Mr. Davis is also trained in Mediation via Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law.
Robin Deutsch, Ph.D.
ABPP, Wellesley, MA
Dr. Robin Deutsch is a Diplomate in Couple and Family Psychology and Professor of Clinical Psychology at William James College. She was the founder and the Director of the Center of Excellence for Children, Families and the Law at the William James College (www.williamjames.edu/cffc) where she developed the Certificate in Child and Family Forensic Issues. From 1990 until 2012 she was on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, most recently as an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology.
Dr. Deutsch attended Northwestern University and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she also received a Masters Degree in Counseling and Guidance and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. She completed her internship at the Judge Baker Children’s Center and Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School and her postdoctoral fellowship at Judge Baker and Children’s Hospital with a rotation at the Boston Juvenile Court Clinic. Dr. Deutsch was the first Clinical Director of the Norfolk County Juvenile Court Clinic, and for 20 years the Co-Director and Director of Forensic Services of the Children and the Law Program in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Deutsch has performed a wide variety of forensic evaluations and testified in juvenile, family, district and federal courts involving divorce and visitation disputes, relocation, domestic violence, adoption, alienation, abuse and neglect, posttraumatic stress and personal injury. She provides consultation and expert witness services on boundary violations, ethical issues, child and adolescent development, complex custody issues, and custody and parenting evaluations.
Dr. Deutsch has been involved in leadership roles in multiple organizations and task forces. She currently serves as Chair of the American Psychological Association (APA) working group to Review Scientific Literature Regarding High Conflict Family Relationships with Child Involvement .She was the former President of the AFCC (2008-2009), and the former Chair of the APA Ethics Committee (2007). She served on the AFCC task force that developed Guidelines for Examining Intimate Partner Violence (2016), the American Psychological Association (APA) task force that developed Guidelines for Parenting Coordinators (2011), the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) Task Force that developed Guidelines for Parenting Coordinators (2006), and the AFCC Task force that developed Guidelines for Court Involved Therapists (2010). She served as co-chair of the APA-ABA Working Group on Issues of Alleged Abuse, Neglect and Endangerment, co-chair of the APA-ABA Working group on Psychological and Legal Interventions with Parents, Children, and Families, and co-chair of the AFCC Task Force for Child Custody Consultants (2011). She is a founder of Overcoming Barriers, an organization that provides family-centered services for families in conflict.
Dr. Deutsch is a fellow of APA, 2006 recipient of the American Psychological Association Karl F. Heiser Presidential Award for Advocacy, the 2017 recipient of the Massachusetts Psychological Association Kenneth D. Herman, Ph.D. J.D. Career Contribution Award, and the 2018 recipient of the AFCC John E. Van Duzer Distinguished Service Award.
Dr. Deutsch teaches extensively to judges, lawyers, mediators, and mental health groups in the US, Canada, Europe,and Asia. She continues to pursue her interest in interdisciplinary approaches to difficult family situations and has consulted to the Family courts of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Indiana. She has published extensively on issues related to attachment, alienation, co-parenting after divorce, high conflict divorce, parenting plans, and parenting coordination. She is the co-author of 7 Things Your Teenager Won’t Tell You: and How to Talk about Them Anyway (Ballantine, 2005, 2011) and co-editor of Overcoming Parent-Child Contact Problems: Family-Based Interventions for Resistance, Rejection, Alienation (Oxford, 2016).
Katherine A. Kinser
Kinser & Bates, LLP, Dallas, TX
Equally adept in the courtroom and at the negotiation table, Katherine A. Kinser focuses her practice in the areas of complex marital property, child custody and other family law matters. Whether in her trial practice or serving as a mediator, Ms. Kinser brings three decades of experience to bear addressing the intricacies and challenges of family law cases. Honored as the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Sam Emison Award for outstanding contributions in the field of family law, Ms. Kinser has actively served in the family law community on local, state and national levels. She is a frequent author and lecturer in continuing legal education seminars and works in a variety of capabilities regarding legislation affecting Texas children and families. Ms. Kinser is also known for her expertise regarding matrimonial law issues that impact professional athletes and their spouses.