WA-AFCC Early Riser: Relocation techniques and science
March 29, 2016, Relocation: litigation techniques and social science (and a little about attachment and fathers)
Please join Rhea Rolfe, J.D., and Mark Baumann J.D., for a discussion about the legal and psychological issues involved when one parent wants to move a long distance with the child. Both Rhea and Mark have done relocation trials and both have won relocation cases on appeal. Mark effectively used a case-development strategy and psychological evidence in Marriage of Wehr (described in the unpublished portion), and Rhea recently prevailed in Marriage of Philpott and Wright, a complex case involving the UCCJEA. They will share their litigation experiences, from both the moving and non-moving perspectives, in temporary orders, trials and appeals. They will also talk about the science of relocation and the potential harms from moving, and reference three recent journal articles, from AFCC’s journal Family Court Review (FCR). If there is time and interest, Mark will share some thoughts about using an attachment/development argument from a father’s perspective and reference a 2013 meta-study on the developmental impact of father involvement, from the journal Children and Youth Services Review. Mark will also reference a 2014 AFCC journal article which provides an easy to use Parenting Time Decision-Making worksheet.
AFCC membership is not required to participate. Professionals from the legal, mental health, and parenting disciplines are all invited. Space is limited to 12 participants. CLE/CE credit is not provided. Food and beverages are no-host. Location for this session is the Blue Star Cafe, 4512 Stone Way N., Seattle, and will be on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. The format will mostly be Q&A, and participants are encouraged to provide their questions ahead of time and share their own experiences in the discussion. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.