The Parent's “Humble” Pursuit of Custody and Parenting Time: Basics for Legal Professionals

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Live Webcast - October 16th, 2018

  • 1:00-3:15pm PST / 2:00-4:15pm MST / 3:00-5:15pm CST / 4:00-6:15pm EST

This course is an introduction to family law as it pertains to the issue of custody within various legal contexts. This course will be most informative to legal professionals who do not practice family law, or who are considering the practice of family law, or other nonlegal professionals whom have professions that are impacted by family law.



  • Natalie Hedman
    Ms. Hedman is an Oregon Family Law Lawyer who specializes in child custody disputes, divorces involving spousal support, child support, business division, retirement division, and real property rights. Ms. Hedman is also very experienced in family law issues involving a child’s safety and often works with immediate danger orders and status quo orders, defending either side of family abuse restraining orders, elder abuse restraining orders and sexual abuse restraining orders.

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      • 2 General Credits
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    1. Introduction
      1. Custody generally;
      2. Noncustodial Parent rights;
      3. Potential Impact of various factors;
      4. Inviting an Expert to join your case: Custody Evaluations & Attorney for Child (Guardian ad Litem);
      5. When parents define custody, and the benefits of Stipulations;
    2. The impact of Parenting time (visitation) on Custodial Rights:
      1. How various factors pertaining to the minor child or parent can impact the amount of parenting time awarded;
      2. Common terms that should be included in a parenting plan that can further limit or increase custodial rights.
    3. UCCJEA and Custody.
      1. Child Support impact on custody and visa versa;
      2. Parenting time (visitations) impact on support orders;
      3. Enforcement of Custody and Parenting Time Orders.
    4. When custody can become complicated
      1. Abuse- Restraining Orders;
      2. Addiction and /or Mental Illness;
      3. Options (Immediate Danger Orders/Protective Orders/Restraining Orders);
      4. Unbridled emotions-when things get complicated even though simple solutions are available;
      5. Modifications of custodial or parenting time designation;
      6. The Third Party.
    5. Tips on how to find basic legal guidance on most of these legal questions and issues in your state.
      1. Statutes
      2. Local Rules
      3. Government Web Sites
      4. Case Law
      5. Other

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