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MCFM 2021 Family Mediation Institute (Online)

 

 

 

UPDATE:  EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT EXTENDED THROUGH THE CONFERENCE!
 


 

THE MASSACHUSETTS COUNCIL ON FAMILY MEDIATION
proudly presents the 20th Annual
FAMILY MEDIATION INSTITUTE

 
Thursday, December 2, 2021
8:30 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.
Friday, December 3, 2021
8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
 
by Zoom Videoconference
 

*** KEYNOTE ADDRESS ***
December 2, 2021

"The Changing Landscape of Marriage and Divorce"

Speaker:  Stephanie Coontz, M.A.

Stephanie Coontz will discuss the challenges facing couples -- and mediators who work with them -- in light of the changing  dynamics of marriage formation and breakup. Professor Coontz will discuss how historical and sociological perspective can help clients see important issues in a different way. She will also provide data on how “the tyranny of averages” can distort our understanding of the causes and effects of divorce.

About the Keynote Speaker:

Stephanie Coontz is an award-winning author, historian, and faculty member at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. She is also Director of Research and Public Education for the Council on Contemporary Families. Stephanie has authored and co-edited seven books about the history of families, gender relationships, and marriage, and she is a frequent guest columnist for the New York Times and CNN.

 

SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS -- December 2:

"The New Child Support Guidelines"
Presenter: Fern L. Frolin, J.D.

"Mediating Prenups and Postnups: Challenges and Opportunities"
Presenter: Laurie Israel, J.D.

Video Clip:  Presentation of the John Fiske Award for Excellence in Mediation to Howard Goldstein (recorded May 2021); remarks by Alex Goldstein
 

SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS -- December 3:

"Sometimes It Takes More Than Two to Tango"
Presenters: Beth L. Aarons, J.D., MSW; Dr. Magdalena J. Fosse; Jennifer Hawthorne, J.D.; Rebecca G. Neale, J.D.; and Kim U. Whelan, MBA, CDFA®

"The Write Stuff: Drafting Separation Agreements"
Presenters: Susan Klebanoff, J.D., and Mary Sheridan, J.D.

"Family Law: The Year in Review"
Presenter: Jonathan Fields, J.D.

 

For the full Institute schedule, workshop descriptions and faculty bios:
Download the 2021 Institute brochure
(Updated)
 


REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Early Registration Discount extended through the conference!

MCFM Members $170
Nonmembers $210

What's Included: Institute registration fee includes access to all live sessions; the video recordings for both days; and conference materials (PDF).

 

RECORDING:  The conference will be recorded. All registrants must sign a recording release. See the registration form for details.

PAYMENT:  MCFM accepts major credit cards only (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, AMEX). Sorry, no checks.

TUITION ASSISTANCE:  Limited scholarship assistance for the Institute will be considered upon email request to Mary Sheridan, Co-Chair of the Institute Planning Committee.

MCFM CANCELLATION POLICY:  If notified of cancellations on or before November 26, 2021, MCFM will refund the applicable registration fee less the cancellation fee of $25. No refunds will be granted after November 26, 2021. Substitutions are permitted at any time. Cancellations will be acknowledged but refunds will not be issued until after the Institute.

Please email cancellation requests to admin@MCFM.org no later than November 26.

 

QUESTIONS? Email MCFM Administrator Ramona Goutiere

 

When
December 2, 2021 8:30 AM through December 3, 2021 12:45 PM
Location
Zoom Videoconference
United States
Event Fee(s)
Early Registration $ 210.00