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Parenting Plans Update 2023: An Introduction to Where We Are

Parenting Plans Update 2023: An Introduction to Where We Are

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 (12:15 PM - 1:15 PM) (PST)


Part One of Two: 

“Parenting Plans Update 2023,” 

in a brown bag format. 

This meeting will address the following issues: 

1. What is the difference between “legal custody” and “physical custody”? 

2. When does the Court “allocate” “tie-breaking authority” between the parents? How might that work? 

3. What constitutes “paralysis” in a family law case in the context of joint legal and/or physical custody? 

4. What are the implications of this “paralysis” for the child/ren involved? 

5. At what point does the Court consider sole custody or allocating portions of the legal custody to one or the other parent? How does that work? 

6. What are the unintended negative consequences of “allocating” versus delaying decisions about the child’s medical, psychological, and educational care? 

7. What is “Child Inclusive Mediation”? Is this a potentially useful tool? 

8. What to do about team sports? Birthday parties? Gender identity issues? 

(Date for Part 2 will be in 2024 and has not been confirmed)


Honorable Cindy Hendrickson, Santa Clara County Superior Court 

Stephen Penn, Esq., Law Offices of Stephen Penn & Associates 

BJ Fadem, Esq., Law Offices of BJ Fadem & Associates 

Marcia Clark, MFT 

Valerie Houghton, MFT, Esq.

MCLE: 1 hour general substantive credit with Legal Specialization Credit in Family Law, Custody of Children Subfield

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