March 25 Lunch & Learn – Child-Focused Parenting Time Guide

Child-Focused Parenting Time Guide

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Location:  Washington County Courthouse, Room 35 – Click for Map

Learn more about the revised Child Focused Parenting Time Guide at AFCC MN’s Lunch and Learn March 25 –  (This is a repeat of our December 13 event) the content, process, guiding principles, and “what’s next” for the Guide.  Attached is a draft copy of the document for your review.  (Copies will NOT be provided at the Lunch & Learn.)

Click Here for the March 2019 version of the draft

The original visitation guide was developed 1995-1999, revised and published in 2001.  A lot changed between 2001 and 2018!  The MN Supreme Court formed an ad hoc working group in spring 2017 to revise and produce an updated document, one that is child focused and speaks to children’s ages, stages of development, and best interests.
By fall 2018 the working group produced a draft document for public review and comment:  Child Focused Parenting Time Guide.

Presenters: Mindy Mitnick and Tom Tuft

Mindy F. Mitnick is a Licensed Psychologist practicing in Minneapolis.  She received a Master of Education from Harvard University and a Master of Arts from the University of Minnesota.  She specializes in work with families in the divorce process and with victims of abuse and their families.  Ms. Mitnick served as a member of the Minnesota Custody Dialogue Group that rewrote the state’s Best Interest Factors and as a member of the AFCC Task Force on Court-Involved Therapy.  She has been elected as Secretary of AFCC and serves on their Parenting Coordinator Guidelines Revision Taskforce.

Thomas Tuft, a native of the East Side of Saint Paul, is a shareholder at Tuft, Lach, Jerabek & O’Connell, PLLC practicing in all areas of family law, including complex divorce, child support, paternity, and child custody. Mr. Tuft is a Fellow and the Vice President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) — Minnesota Chapter, and is a past chair of the Second District Ethics Committee. He is an active member of the American Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, and Ramsey County Bar Association. He frequently lectures on various family law matters, including divorce, custody, child support, as well as other legal ethics and law practice management and law office technology.

Prepay or pay at the door with Check or Credit Card. If paying with cash, please have exact change! We are not able to make change at the event. 

Register early – we anticipate a full house.  Members and students attend free.  Non-members –  $15.  

Lunch provided by Tuft, Lach, Jerabek, O’Connell, Minnesota Family Law:

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