AFCC Webinars

“Coparenting” Without Contact and Other Conundrums: Can Parties with Orders of Protection Really Have Joint Custody?

Holly M. Friedland, Esq and Gregory D. R. Behringer, Esq

August 10, 2021
1:00-2:00pm Eastern Time US/Canada

Registration closes August 9, 2021 at 9am Eastern Time US
“Coparenting” Without Contact and Other Conundrums: Can Parties with Orders of Protection Really Have Joint Custody?

Should there be a presumption against a perpetrator of IPV having joint legal or physical custody of their children? Should a finding of IPV be sufficient to warrant limiting or even eliminating a parent’s parenting time? How can a court make a finding that a person has been a victim of IPV and then expect them to co-parent with their abuser?  These are some of the questions this webinar will explore. This webinar will focus on identifying the limitations our court system struggles with to adequately address IPV, the impact domestic violence proceedings can have on parenting, and the effect orders of protection can have on parties’ ability to co-parent. It will also offer suggestions for alternatives that in the right circumstances, if implemented, could enable parents to continue co-parent while offering a domestic abuse victim protection from future acts of IPV.

Member Registration: $15, Certificate of Attendance: $15
Non-Member Registration: $50, Certificate of Attendance: $20

Holly M. Friedland, Esq., is a partner at Jacobs Berger, LLC in Morristown, New Jersey where she has focused her practice in the area of Family Law including representation in intimate partner violence and child custody matters.  She is Chair of the Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project, providing Pro Bono representation to victims of intimate partner violence seeking orders of protection. She is a Director for the New Jersey Board of AFCC and has lectured extensively on the issue of intimate partner violence on the state and national level.

Gregory D. R. Behringer Esq., is a member of Laufer, Dalena, Bradley & Doran, LLC in Morristown, New Jersey where he has focused his practice in the area of Family Law including representation in intimate partner violence and child custody matters.  Prior to joining the firm, he served as the Law Clerk to the Honorable James M. DeMarzo, Family Part, Morris County.  He is an active member of the Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project.  He has presented numerous continuing legal education seminars and published articles in the Matrimonial Strategist on family related matters.