If your patient is confronting
divorce, he or she is facing a myriad of legal issues in addition to emotional
ones. By having a greater understanding of what individuals go through
in the court system when dealing with divorce,
property division issues, you will be better equipped to help your patient deal with the
Friedman & Friedman, Attorneys at Law, a matrimonial and family law attorney with 35 years of experience, presents
"Legal Considerations for Patients Facing Divorce," a seminar
designed to help psychologists and social workers understand the legal
issues associated with divorce, which may affect how they advise their
patients. The seminar will take place on
November 30, 2011, at noon at the Viana Hotel and Spa at 3998 Brush Hollow
Road in Westbury.
For instance, you may think it is not in your patient's best interest
to stay in the marital home. However, there may be legal implications
– such as those involving the custody of the children – that
are associated with your patient moving out at this time.
Or when your patient's children misbehave – perhaps as a reaction
to the problems between their parents -- you may offer advice on discipline.
However, when parties are going through a divorce, there are legal issues
pertaining to parental discipline, such as corporal punishment, that therapists
In some cases, your patient or the other parent may be brainwashing the
child against the other parent. Therapists should be aware of the possible
legal remedies or, in some cases, a lack thereof, to offer sound advice
in these situations.
By better understanding your patient's legal issues, you can better
guide your patient emotionally. The cost of the seminar is $20, which
includes lunch. To sign up, call Friedman & Friedman, Attorneys at
Law at 800-576-1707. Space is limited, so reserve your spot early.