Re-Imagine Family Law: Collaboratively Trained Attorneys, Financial, and Mental Health Professionals as Problem Solvers and Peacemakers

2017-08-16T09:14:36+00:00August 9th, 2017|Collaborative Divorce, Collaborative Practice|

By Connie J. Byrd, Esq. Board Member, FLAFCC Family disputes represent the largest number of new cases filed in circuit courts throughout Florida. In the 2015/2016 year, the Florida Office of State Courts Administrator reported more than 288,000 new family law cases opened. Of that number, 82,000 were actions dissolution of marriage, outpaced only [...]

Parental Alienation

2017-07-13T09:59:11+00:00July 13th, 2017|Collaborative Divorce, Parenting|

Allegations of parental alienation are common in high conflict divorces. They are usually a function of deeper issues in the family including exposure to high intense marital conflict, humiliating separation, and professional mismanagement (Kelly & Johnston, 2001). The concept of family alienation was popularized by Gardner (2002) who describes it as a syndrome. This [...]