AFCC-NY & NYWBA Present:

Shared Parenting and Young Children: The Conundrum

From the mental health perspective

  • Integrating theory and research on attachment and parental involvement in Young Children.
  • Understanding Gatekeeping and its relevance to relocation and alienation.
  • Identifying red flags for distress in infants during transitions between caregivers.

From the legal perspective

  • Understanding how to identify the needs of Young Children, when representing both the child and/or the parents.
  • Summarizing relevant case law.
  • Negotiating/Litigating parenting plans.

From the judicial perspective

  • Reviewing jurisprudence regarding Parenting Plans in Young Children.
  • Understanding the balance between the child’s entitlement to a best interest-based quality of life and parents’ right to meaningfully parent their children.

Guest Speakers

Marsha Kline Pruett, Ph.D, M.S.L. Nationally recognized author, researcher and expert in “Parenting after Separation.” She is the co-author and co-editor of numerous articles and books, including “Partnership Parenting” and “Your Divorce Advisor.”

Steve Demby, Ph.D Clinical psychologist with expertise in divorce-related services, including forensic custody evaluations, parenting coordination and mediation of parenting plans. Cheryl S. Solomon, Esq. Kings County attorney with more than 30 years of experience in the field of matrimonial and family law.

Erica Willheim, Ph.D Clinical psychologist with expertise in infant development and infant assessment.

Bonnie E. Rabin, Esq. Cohen Rabin Stine Schumann LLP
Attorney with over 25 years of experience in the field of matrimonial and family law.

Honorable Jeffrey S. Sunshine Supervising Judge for Matrimonial Matters in Supreme Court, Kings County. Recently named Chair of the Chief Administrative Judge’s Matrimonial Advisory and Rules Committee.

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