Litigation VS. Mediation: The Best Interests of Children Caught in the Crossfire of Divorce

by Petra Maxwell on September 29, 2010

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I’ll be speaking along with LouAnn Smith, L.C.S.W., on Friday, October 1, 2010 at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy on Litigation vs. Mediation:

The evening begins with a screening of the movie Kramer vs. Kramer, followed by a discussion of the lawyer-client relationship described in the movie.

We will explore whether the model of “zealous advocate” is both appropriate and healthy for parents and children affected by custody disputes. We will discuss the expanding field of family and divorce mediation, how it works, and how alternative dispute resolution offers parents a more constructive way to resolve conflict; construct parenting plans and child custody agreements that are mutually beneficial to the entire family.

Mediation often helps divorcing couples develop improved problem-solving and communication skills and minimize tension around their children.  I hope to see you there.

Please RSVP to Lauren Palumbo at facts@icpnyc.org or 212-333-3444 ext: 107

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