FLAFCC eNEWS is the e-newsletter of the FLAFCC. The eNEWS provides up-to-date information for professionals including practice tips, case law and research updates, and the latest initiatives in family law and conflict resolution. It is also the best way to find out about FLAFCC happenings like the education program and training announcements, updates and reminders, member news and chapter news. 

The FLAFCC eNEWS is free and you do not need to be a member of FLAFCC to subscribe. We hope the open subscription will help introduce nonmembers to the organization and the benefits of membership. In addition to the AFCC eNEWS subscribers will receive occasional email updates about AFCC events and deadlines; we keep these emails to a minimum.

May 2024

Dear FLAFCC Members,

As we continue to enhance the FLAFCC website to better serve our community, we want to once again announce that we are adding a member directory feature where each FLAFCC member will have an individual profile listing on our website!

Your profile on the FLAFCC website serves as a valuable resource for fellow members and individuals seeking professionals in the field. By providing comprehensive information, you contribute to building a robust directory that facilitates networking and collaboration.

Please take the time to fill-out our information questionnaire. Each piece of information adds value to your profile and enhances its visibility in searches.

Whether it’s your professional background, areas of expertise, or contact information, every piece of information provided helps to showcase your expertise and connect you with potential clients and collaborators.

Completing your profile is a simple yet impactful way to maximize your membership benefits and actively participate in our community. Thank you for your attention to this matter, and we look forward to seeing your updated profiles on the FLAFCC website.

If you encounter any difficulties or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Your feedback and suggestions are always welcome as we strive to improve our online platform for all members.

March 2024

Join us for an enriching experience at the FLAFCC Education Program, taking place from September 11-13, 2024 in vibrant Orlando, FL!

  • Discover cutting-edge insights and best practices in family law and conflict resolution.
  • Gain valuable knowledge from renowned experts and industry leaders.
  • Network with fellow professionals and expand your connections.
  • Earn Continuing Education Credits to advance your career.

The exciting line-up includes Attorney Sarah Kay on neurodiverse children, Dr. Kate McNamara on sexual abuse allegations and Judge Bagge-Hernandez on AI.”

Mark your calendars and be part of this dynamic event that promises to elevate your skills and deepen your understanding of family law and conflict resolution. Stay tuned for more details and registration information coming soon! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to grow both personally and professionally. See you in Orlando! 

February 2024

The Florida Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (FLAFCC) is an organization that utilizes education, research and advocacy to improve the lives of children and families through the collaborative resolution of family conflict.

December 2023

Dear FLAFCC Members:

On behalf of the entire FLAFCC, we wanted to take this moment to wish you all a warm and healthy holiday season. Wishing nothing but the best for all of our members and their families in the new year.

Best Regards,

Cecilia Armentaros, President of the FLAFCC and all FLAFCC Board members

November 2023

Notice of Annual Meeting

It is that time of year again where we focus on the future of our organization and transition to new leadership.

Please attend the Annual Membership meeting, this year virtually only. Attached is the Notice for the Annual Membership meeting, Agendas for the Annual meeting and Board meeting and the Nominated Slate of Officers and Directors. We look forward to seeing you virtually on December 2, 2023.

Best Regards,

Yueh-Mei K Nutter

Yuen-Mei Kim Nutter, President of the FLAFCC

August 2023

Invitation From The FLAFCC President

Dear Members and Friends of FLAFCC:

It has been an exciting year for the FLAFCC and we have more excitement to come with our 19th Annual Education Program, in partnership with the Office of the State Courts Administrator. Please join your colleagues at the Florida Hotel and Conference Center in Orlando on October 4 – 6, 2023 for a thorough exploration of the ever-evolving realm of family law. Our 2023 theme is: “Who Are You Gonna Call? Roles, Responsibilities, Resources.” 

With the multitude of challenges that lie ahead, from Addictions and Mental Illness to Domestic Violence and the intriguing world of Artificial Intelligence, we’ve got you covered! I encourage you to be part of a remarkable professional conference that will equip you with invaluable insights and practical strategies.

This year, we will uncover the research-backed principles behind successful shared parenting and gain expert tips on minimizing conflict from the highly acclaimed keynote speaker, Dr. Marsha Kline Pruett. And for those eager to demystify the mysteries of ChatGPT, don’t miss the enlightening presentation on artificial intelligence by the knowledgeable Ketan Soni. Our comprehensive education program addresses the evolving topics that directly impact your courtroom proceedings and everyday practice.

July 2023

2023 FLAFCC Education Program

This years Education Program is taking place on October 4-6, 2023 at the Florida Hotel & Conference Center (at the Florida Mall) in Orlando, Florida. Our comprehensive education program addresses the evolving topics that directly impact your courtroom proceedings and everyday practice. When it comes to finding answers and elevating your expertise, Who Are You Gonna Call? The FLAFCC!

You Should Know About Eldercaring Coordination!

Do you know any families embroiled in conflict about the care and safety of an aging loved one? Do you have clients where family conflict is jeopardizing the care or safety the older adult that they say they are protecting?  Have you heard about eldercaring coordination?

Sol lies still in his bed, wanting desperately to fall asleep.  It is after midnight and he is so tired.

May 2023

Factors in Relocation

As a family law professional it is essential to consider a number of factors in relocation cases.  These factors are: the Best Interests of the Child, the Existing Time-Sharing Plan and the impact of the proposed relocation on the Time Sharing agreement, the reason for relocation as well as the distance of the relocation. The best interests standard is the court’s primary consideration. The  impact on the child’s education, social life, and relationship with the non-relocating parent are several of these factors. 

The Legal Process of Relocation

The legal process of moving (from wherever you are) to Paradise (wherever that is and whether it is an Island or not) so long as it is more than 50 miles from where you now live (and it always is- because isn’t that the definition of Paradise-just being more than 50 miles from where you live). This article will address three areas of concern: (1) Why is it necessary to get court permission to move? (2) What things are important (and not so important) to present to the court? (3) what occurs after the move?

April 2023

Resist Refuse Dynamics in Parent Child Contact Problem Cases

“Resist and Refuse Dynamics” (RRD) is a term used to describe a pattern of behavior that can occur in high-conflict family situations where a child or children actively resist or refuse contact with the other parent, despite court orders or agreements.

Congrats Florida Bar “Visionary Award” Recipient

Former FLAFCC President, Maria Gonzalez receives Visionary Award. “I am honored and humbled to receive this year’s Visionary Award from the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar during the Marital and Family Law Review Course in Orlando.”

February 2023

Shifting the Lens in Family Court: A Trauma-Informed View

When it comes to family law, the issue of trauma can often be overlooked. Trauma is a broad term that encompasses anything from physical harm, long-term illness or even mental and emotional distress.

FLAFCC President’s Welcome Message For 2023

Hear from new FLAFCC President Kim Nutter in this short video. Kim provides an organizational update and outlook for the new year as we work to make 2023 the greatest year for the FLAFCC and our members.