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The Intersection of Legal and Mental Health Issues in Custody Cases
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Sponsored by Pennsylvania Bar Institute and PPA 6 CE Credits

When: 10/27/2014
From 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Pennsylvania
United States
Presenter: PA Bar Institute and PPA
Contact: Rachael Baturin, MPH, J.D

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PPA is pleased to be co-sponsoring this event with the Pennsylvania Bar Institute; however, registrations are being handled through PBI.

The Intersection of Legal and Mental Health Issues in Custody Cases 
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6 CE credits (no ethics credits)

Cost for PPA members is $269 for the early rate (if you register 3 or more business days before the event) and $294 for standard rate. This includes course book and lunch.

Get the facts from both sides

Geared to both family lawyers and mental health professionals, this interactive program will focus on the intersection of the mental health and legal fields in custody cases. A panel of judges, family law attorneys and mental health professionals will also discuss issues affecting the different roles of the psychologist (acting in the best interests of the children) and the attorney (acting as the advocate for a client’s point of view).

Topics include:

·    Standards for determining custody — best interests and alternatives to the best interests standards
Determining legal and physical custody
Should there be presumptions in custody factors affecting a custody determination
Factors affecting a custody determination — child’s preference, status quo, sexual orientation, working parents, addiction and mental illness, abuse, and relationship of the parents
Parenting plans for different age children
Litigation strategies
Alternative methods for resolving custody disputes
Parental alienation

Course Planners: David N. Hofstein, Esq., Stephen J. Anderer, J.D., Ph.D., Sandra L. Meilton, Esq.

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