(Recorded January 15, 2021)

Training DescriptionFamilies involved in high conflict custody cases require artfully drafted Parenting Plans to successfully manage the families’ future and, more importantly, protect the emotional well-being of their children. In all high conflict custody cases, at least one parent has a personality disorder and/or a substance abuse issue. Therefore, it is crucial for family law judges and practitioners to understand that the high conflict family dynamic generally cannot be “fixed,” but instead, must be properly managed. In order to successfully manage high conflict cases, a detailed Parenting Plan must be crafted for the parties, to provide guidelines for parental decision making, timeshares, and daily management of custodial issues.

 In this training, the most common “hot buttons” for parents in conflict will be addressed, including but not limited to:

1. Effective Timeshare Schedules; 
2. Neutral Exchange Locations; 
3. Exchange Guidelines; 
4. Guidelines for Phone Calls Between Homes; 
5. Use and Abuse of Technology (e.g., text messaging, parental controls and access to children’s technology);
6. Teenage Discretion and Loyalty Binds;
7. Right of First Refusal and War Zones;
8. Creating Effective Holiday Schedules;
9. Priority Dates for Vacation Plans.

And so much more…..

Who Should Attend: This course is designed for all Nevada judges and masters. Note: Meets Core Competency "Judicial Skills" (JS)

Faculty: Judge Margaret E. Pickard, Eighth Judicial District Court, Family Court

Continuing Education Credit: 1.0 CLE/CJE (Certificate of Attendance required to receive continuing legal/judicial education credit). NOTE: CLE credit for this course is approved through December 31, 2024 and will then be stale dated.