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Using Online Tools to Streamline Communications Between Co-Parents and Simplify Custody Case Management

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Produced on April 27, 2020

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Course Information

Time 1h 2m
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

Communication problems continue to present challenges for co-parents, attorneys, and the court system. These challenges result in additional strain on children and families. Currently, a majority of co-parent communication takes place via e-mail and texting. However, these forms of communication are often unreliable, can be easily manipulated, and present admissibility concerns. Furthermore, they have the potential to ignite conflict rather than minimize it. This presentation will advise family law professionals of communication technology that is increasingly being ordered by courts and recommended by attorneys in custody cases. Participants will learn how they, as practitioners, can simplify and strengthen their knowledge of the communication between their clients and their clients’ respective co-parents through the use of online tools. Each participant will receive examples of court orders currently being utilized to mandate the ways in which parents will make use of such tools in an effort to increase the effectiveness of the parents’ communication with one another. A related appellate case from Kentucky will be reviewed.

Presented by Danielle Kestnbaum, this program will benefit attorneys who practice family law.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the online tools that are increasingly being recommended by attorneys and ordered by judges to communicate and document shared parenting needs
  2. Recognize evidentiary and reliability issues related to online communication tools utilized by co-parents
  3. Leverage online communication tools to help assess and improve co-parent communication

Credit Information

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Danielle earned her law degree with honors from IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to graduating from law school, she received her Masters degree in Social Work from Columbia University in New York City and a BA from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Danielle externed with the Chief Judge of the Domestic Relations Court for the Circuit Court of Cook County during law school. She has worked in the public sector as a child’s advocate and also in the private sector representing parents in a broad range of family law matters. She currently works as a professional liaison for the OurFamilyWizard website.

Bar Admissions:   

North Carolina


Iris G.

While I have had clients use Our Family Wizard in the past, I didn't realize all of the different applications that clients can use within that program. Thank you.

Angie M.

The slides were very good! The presentation was done well!

Ahban S.

This was a good course.

Stephen R.

Informative Lecture

Elyse S.

Loved this course!

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