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When: Friday, February 7, 2020
11:45 AM Registration ~ 12:00-3:30 PM Lunch & Program
Where: St. Pete Yacht Club
11 Central Ave.
Regatta Room
St. Petersburg, Florida  33701
United States
Contact: St. Pete Bar Association

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Handling Impaired Parents in Divorce: 
Tools for Lawyers in Complex Parenting Cases 

Friday, February 7, 2020 ~ Noon to 3:30 pm
11:45 AM Registration ~ 12:00-3:30 PM Lunch & Program
St. Petersburg Yacht Club, Regatta Room (Downstairs)

Judge Doneene D. Loar ~ Dr. Wendy Coughlin
Jennifer Lagergren, LMHC, M.S. ~ Dr. Mitchell Kroungold

Sponsored by:

Addressing issues regarding parents with mental health and/or substance abuse issues during the
divorce process and after.This seminar will address the following

Criteria for emergency hearings and getting court ordered psychological evaluations and
family assessments from the Bench

• Judicial perspective on hearings and evaluations

Crafting Parenting Plans to address issues when substance abuse or mental health issues exist

• Creative time-sharing plans
• Safety focused parenting plans
• Highly structured parenting plans
• Communications issues and tools such as Talking Parents and Our Family Wizard
• Monitoring programs such as alcohol and drug testing and supervised time-sharing such as Sober Link
• Pinellas County programs to assist families

Involvement, Purpose and Attorney Interaction with Third Party Facilitators (GAL, Parenting Coordinators,
Custodial Evaluators)

• Panel discussion on using third party facilitators
• Purpose of each third party facilitator
• Allowable attorney/3rd party facilitator communications
• Admissibility of 3rd party facilitators’ testimony
• Questions from lawyers and issues from the 3rd Party facilitators themselves


12:00 -  1:00 PM Lunch & Program
Emergencies and Psychological Evaluations a Judicial Perspective
Judge Doneene D. Loar

1:00   -  1:50 PM
Parenting Plans in cases with Substance/Mental Health Issues 
Dr. Wendy Coughlin

1:50   -  2:10 PM Break/Networking

2:10  -   3:00 PM
Panel Discussion: Involvement, Purpose and Attorney Interaction with 3rd Party Facilitators
Dr. Wendy Coughlin, Guardian Ad Litem; Jennifer Lanergren, Parent Coordinator; Dr. Mitchell Kroungold

3:00   -  3:30 PM Q & A

Approved for 4.0 hrs. General CLE Credit ~ Certification: 4.0 Juvenile Law; 4.0 Martial & Family Law

Register on the calendar link above or CLICK HERE to download a flyer with this information.
Registration deadline Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Please indicate meal selection when registering:  Herb Roasted Chicken with Natural Jus - or Vegetarian Lasagna

REGISTRATION: $85.00 Members, $115.00 Non-Members, $25.00 Law Students


Presented by the Marital & Family Law Section/Chair Jessica D. Ehrlich
For more information on the section contact Jessica at 727-823-1500 or


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