Understanding the Divorce Process
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Pacific
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Understanding the Divorce Process

June 4th, 2024
12:00 PM- 1:00 PM Pacific Time
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Workshop Description
Even though the divorce rate as decreased over the past 20 years (along with the marriage rate), about half of all first marriages end in divorce, with second and third marriages ending in divorce at an even higher percentage (67% of second marriages and 73% of third). As a result, there is still a growing need for mental health professionals to acquire a comprehensive understanding of the divorce process and its impact on individuals and families. The proposed presentation would cover the following key aspects:1) Legal Framework: Providing an overview of the legal procedures involved in divorce, including filing for divorce, property division, child custody, and support issues. This section would highlight the role of psychologists in assisting clients during legal proceedings.2) Alternatives to Litigation, including Collaborative Divorce and Mediation: Highlighting alternative dispute resolution methods, such as collaborative divorce and mediation, and their benefits in reducing conflict and promoting healthier outcomes for all parties involved. I will also discuss discernment mediation, which is used to help couples decide whether they want to stay together.3) Case Studies and Practical Tools: Sharing real-life case studies and providing practical tools, such as checklists and resources, to assist psychologists in supporting their clients effectively during divorce proceedings.

Presented by: Mark

Mark is an attorney with over 30 years of experience. He has been a prosecutor, an assistant attorney general, a civil litigator, general counsel, and a witness preparation expert. He has attained an AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, signifying the highest level of professional excellence. He was a Florida Super Lawyer from 2013 through 2021. His Avvo rating is a perfect 10. He is licensed to practice law in Oregon, Florida, and Georgia. Mark became a mediator to address what he sees as a growing problem with conflict resolution. Too many attorneys and judges lack the awareness to understand that problems which appear to be driven by money are really driven by emotions. Resolving conflicts requires a mediator to have empathy, to recognize the emotions driving the conflict, and to get the parties to acknowledge and address them. Mark’s Family and Divorce Mediation practice is focused on divorces, parenting plans, marriages, and other family disputes.

CE Credits: 3.0

Learning Objectives

  1. Insight into into the complexities surrounding the divorce process and the psychologist's role.
  2. Discussion of the different types of custody and the development of parenting plans.
  3. The alternatives to litigation and how the psychologist can help their clients decide the best path.
  4. Identify available resources that psychologists can use for their clients before, during and after divorce.
Setting: In-Person
Providence Willamette Falls Community Conference Center
519 15th St
Oregon City, OR 97045

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