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CLE: Mental Health Issues in Family Law Cases
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When: Tuesday, May 17
5:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Where: Circuit Court for Montgomery County
50 Maryland Avenue
North Tower Courtroom 3E
Rockville, Maryland  20850
United States
Contact: Yesenia Mendez

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 Part 2: Preparing, Negotiating, and Presenting your Case

Speakers: Heather Hostetter, Esq. of Hostetter Strent LLC; Donna E. Van Scoy, Esq. of The Law Office of Donna E. Van Scoy, LLC; Howard B. Soypher, Esq. of Paley Rothman; and  Judge Cynthia Callahan, Montgomery County Circuit Court

How does mental health impact settlement or litigation, including:

·         Impact on custody determinations, parenting plans, and the BIA perspective.

·         Using your client’s treating professional as a resource in your case – interview the treating professional        and learn the weaknesses and risks of your case at an early stage.

·         Mental Health Experts in litigation – when to name an expert, when to consult with an expert, when to do a custody evaluation, and when to do psychological testing.

·         Tips on how to handle clients with mental health issues. 

·         What does the court need to know – presenting evidence related to mental health?

·         Obtaining records, privacy, privilege, ethical issues, and sample contract provisions.