Friday, February 20, 2009

Minnesota Looking to Change How to Handle Child Custody Litigation

That is what I gather from Florida Divorce * Child Custody * Domestic Violence Law Lawyer's Minnesota Pleased with Early Results in Pilot Program to Resolve Custody Issues Amicably Outside Court: "Minnesota is experimenting with a program to reduce litigation over child custody.

Early Case Management and Early Neutral Evaluation are the cornerstones of the pilot program.

In the program, parents begin working with professionals to amicably resolve child issues early in the case.

About 120 cases have participated in the program over three years.

One hundred of those cases were amicably resolved.

None of them have had to go back to court.

The program costs $600 to participate in."

Considering the bit of response I have been getting to my posts on the proposal to change Indiana's child custody law and my own reaction to the proposed change (see here and here), I think this might be a better alternative to a wholesale change of the law.

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