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Divorce Attorney Williams to speak at Child Custody & Visitation Workshop for mental health professionals

2 September 2009—Wilmington, NC—Rice Law, PLLC Attorney and North Carolina Parent Coordinator Mark Spencer Williams to speak at the Child Custody & Visitation Workshop for Mental Health Professionals at SEAHEC on October 30, 2009.

During family law proceedings, the Court may consider expert testimony when working in high conflict custody cases. Healthcare professionals may be called to testify during family court proceedings. The workshop: "Divorce and Family Law Primer for Mental Health Professionals: Child Custody & Visitation" will review information the judge considers when making a custody decisions—the types of custody, the rights of parents and children, and the role and process of appointing an NC Parent Coordinator.

NC Parent Coordinators may be appointed during child custody action that involves minor children. Three NC Parent Coordinators and a Family Court Judge will speak about the process for initiating and resolving child custody disputes, special issues that affect custodial decisions—from substance abuse to domestic violence, professional guidelines and ethical considerations: clinical vs. forensic roles, and what’s helpful in the courtroom. Upon completion of the workshop, mental health professionals will better understand their role in cases of working with children in high conflict custody.

Mental health professionals, such as psychologists, social workers, DSS staff, substance abuse counselors, clergy, and other behavioral health and healthcare professionals can get more information and register for this credit workshop at: www.aheconnect.com/registration/coastal/eventdetail.asp?EventID=28120

About Rice Law, PLLC

Rice Law, PLLC provides legal counsel in the areas of family and education law. Our attorneys provide full-service representation of clients in Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender counties. The firm now provides online legal services throughout the State of North Carolina. For more information, visit www.ricefamilylaw.com.


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